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    The Mysteries of Artemis of Ephesos by Guy MacLean Rogers


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    Let us begin with a description of what this book is not. If you are looking for an account of what happened at the cult ceremonies at the famous temple of Artemis in Ephesos, you will not find it here – or anywhere. The ceremonies were called Mysteries for a reason. The rites of the Mysteries, were secret and never disclosed. Likewise if you are looking for a an accessible account of ancient religious ceremonies in general, these are not described here in any detail. Instead this book is thorough and meticulous examination of the relationship between rulers, cult and polis from the Hellenistic to the Late Roman era...

     

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