Redefining Dionysos (Mythoseikonpoiesis)

Redefining Dionysos (Mythoseikonpoiesis)

Language: English

Pages: 649

ISBN: 3110300915

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


This book contributes to the understanding of Dionysos, the Greek god of wine, dancing, theatre and ecstasy, by putting together 30 studies of classical scholars. They combine the analysis of specific instances of particular dimensions of the god in cult, myth, literature and iconography, with general visions of Dionysos in antiquity and modern times. Only from the combination of different perspectives can we grasp the complex personality of Dionysos, and the forms of his presence in different cults, literary genres, and artistic forms, from Mycenaean times to late antiquity.

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