Redefining Dionysos

Redefining Dionysos

by Alberto Bernabé
     
 

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110300918
Publisher:
De Gruyter, Walter, Inc.
Publication date:
05/31/2013
Series:
MythosEikonPoiesis Series, #5
Pages:
624
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Alberto Bernabé, Miguel Herrero de Jáuregui, Ana Isabel Jiménez San Cristóbal and Raquel Martín Hernández,Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.

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