Il principale ingrediente nella cucina del sacrificio greco… in Francia. Presenza e importanza del “Saggio sul misticismo greco” di Dario Sabbatucci negli studi di Marcel Detienne e Jean Pierre Vernant

Starting with a presentation about the conclusions of the important and innovative book Saggio sul misticismo greco (1965) by D. Sabbatucci, this article attempts to review the state which was that of the studies on Greek mysticism – and similar matters such as orphism and dionysism – in France between the sixties and the eighties. The text continues analysing the influence and the weight of Sabbatucci’s thesis over M. Detienne’s and J.-P. Vernant’s works about those topics. The last pages actually try to highlight the scientific debt these French scholars have incurred towards the Italian historian of religions. .