New Monograph: Orpheus and the Roots of Platonism

We are pleased to announce the publication of our most recent title by the late Lithuanian scholar Algis Uždavinys: Orpheus and the Roots of Platonism. Orpheus is both a mythical hero and an important figure in the development of Greek religion and philosophy. Uždavinys provides us in this book with a dense survey of ancient and contemporary sources on Orpheus and Orphic lore and scholarship. As usual, this Matheson Monograph is available from both high street and internet book sellers, and a sizeable PDF excerpt is available through our Publications page. This book presents fascinating insights into the usually downplaid relations between Egyptian initiation, Greek mysteries and Plato’s philosophy and followers, right into Hellenistic Neoplatonic and Hermetic developments.