The Place of Zoroaster in History

The Place of Zoroaster in History

Using the Cult of Personality as A Literary Source of Authority in the Western Tradition

eBook - 2011
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Europe's fascination with Zoroaster began in the classical period. Celebrated as the embodiment of wisdom and morality, and enjoying the prestige of an unfathomable antiquity, a personality cult, with validating authority, was created around him. This led several western schools of thought to claim him as their precursor and first master; foisting their own ideas under him to give them validity. When Zoroaster was metamorphed into an astrologer, his authority was also sought by those circles for which astrological occurences provided proof for claims they made, such as certain Neo-Platonists a.
Publisher: Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, 2011
ISBN: 9780773418622
Characteristics: 1 online resource (614 pages)


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