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Learning Objectives

  1. Learn the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.

  2. Study the significance of the religious poet and musician.

  3. Study the elements of Orphism.

  4. Learn the most important mystery religions and their basic features:
    1. Eleusinian Mysteries
    2. Mysteries of Cybele and Attis
    3. The Cult of the Cabiri.
    4. The Cult of Mithras
    5. The Cult of Dea Syria
    6. The Cult of Isis

  5. Learn the importance of Apuleius’ Golden Ass to the study of ancient mystery cult.

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