Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Orphic myth in the "Pseudo-Clementines"
by Vasquez, David, M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 144; 1587928
Abstract (Summary)

The Orphic myth in the Pseudo-Clementines has attracted the attention of scholars attempting to decipher the evolution of the myth. Between the two versions of the Pseudo-Clementines, the Klementia (also known as the Homilies) and the Recognition, the majority of scholars have determined that the Homilies preserve the oldest version of the myth and reflect the Basic Writer's presentation. The predominant problem with this assertion is that it neglects to address the lack of a detailed comparative analysis of both texts.

The textual method used in this study will involve a comparison of parallel sections of the Homilies and the Recognition. The aim is to identify the more redacted version as the secondary text and the common material as reflective of the outline of the Basic Writer . Moreover, those findings will be compared to other versions of the myth. This analysis will demonstrate that, in the Orphic material, the Recognition preserves the older version of the Pseudo-Clementines and also reflects the original presentation by the Basic Writer.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Jones, Frederick S.
Commitee: Broughton, Jeffrey, Stewart, David T.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Religious Studies
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Religion, Religious history, Classical Studies
Keywords: Basic writer, Homilies, Orphic myth, Pseudo-clementines, Recognition, Rhapsodies
Publication Number: 1587928
ISBN: 978-1-321-72417-2
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