The 'Orphic' gold capsules, tiny scraps of gold foil present in graves through the historic Greek global, are probably the most attention-grabbing and baffling items of facts for historic Greek faith. This assortment brings jointly a few formerly released and unpublished experiences from students worldwide, making available to a much wider viewers the various new methodologies being utilized to the research of those pills. the quantity additionally includes an up to date version of the capsule texts, reflecting the latest discoveries and followed through English translations and significant equipment. This survey of developments within the scholarship, with an updated bibliography, not just offers an creation to the intense examine of the capsules, but in addition illuminates their position inside scholarship on historical Greek faith.
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