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Ancient Mystery Cults

Lecture no. 8 from the course: The Real History of Secret Societies

Ancient Mystery Cults

Taught by Professor Richard B. Spence | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

Travel back to Ancient Greece to hear what we do know of The Eleusinian Mysteries—which are among the most ancient and prestigious of the Greco-Roman world and were guarded on pain of death. This first secret society—which had endured for almost 2,000 years, and counted among its members the likes of Socrates, Plato, Plutarch, and Cicero—ceased to exist. Or did it? After reviewing the history of the Great Mysteries of 391, Professor Spence considers if secret societies ever die or if they just change into something else.

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t********m
September 17, 2019
very insightful!

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c********m
September 11, 2019
TGC is polluting its brand by teaming up with the channel that gave us ancient aliens and other conspiracy crap. The course is over the top and is truly bad at explaining how it comes to its conclusions. The TGC should distance itself from sensationalism like this and present well balanced informative courses instead of trying to misdirect people with unnecessary graphics and way to loud music

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August 27, 2019

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