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    DescriptionoThis study of Dionysus ...is also a new theogony of Early Greece.O NPublishers Weekly oAn original analysis ...of the spiritual significance of the Greek myth and cult of Dionysus.O NTheology Digest oWho is Dionysus? The god of ecstasy and terror, of wildness and of the most blessed deliveranceNthe mad god whose appearance sends mankind into madness...O In this classic study of the myth and cult of Dionysus, Walter F. Otto recreates the theological world of ancient Greek religion. Otto's provocative starting point is to accept the immanent reality of the gods. To understand the cult of Dionysus, it is necessary to reimagine the original vision of the god. Otto challenges us to understand the power of this vision not as a bloodless abstraction but as a force animating belief, to see the myth and art of Dionysus as a passionate search to regain the power of the lost god.

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    Myth and Cult
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Walter F. Otto, By (author) Robert Palmer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9780253208910
    ISBN 10: 0253208912

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRKP
    B&T General Subject: 750
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    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000, SOC000000
    Abridged Dewey: 398
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25230
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000
    DC22: 292.211
    LC classification: GR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    B&T Approval Code: A13283500
    DC20: 292.211
    LC classification: 65011792
    Thema V1.0: DSBB, QRS
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    14 b&w photos
    Indiana University Press
    Imprint name
    Indiana University Press
    Publication date
    22 October 1995
    Publication City/Country
    Bloomington, IN
    Author Information
    WALTER F. OTTO (1874 1958) was a distinguished philologist and historian of Greek and Roman religion. ROBERT B. PALMER (1919 1977) was Professor of Classical Languages and Literatures at Scripps College. He was translator and editor of Karl Strecker"s Introduction to Medieval Latin and author of numerous scholarly essays. He was also a contributor to the New Catholic Encyclopedia."
    Review quote
    "This study of Dionysus ... is also a new theogony of Early Greece." Publishers Weekly "An original analysis ... of the spiritual significance of the Greek myth and cult of Dionysus." - Theology Digest
    Table of contents
    Introduction, by Robert B. Palmer Foreword, by Walter F. Otto I. Myth and Cultus II. Dionysus 1. Preface 2. The Birthplace of the Cult of Dionysus 3. The Son of Zeus and Semele 4. The Myths of His Epiphany 5. The God Who Comes 6. The Symbol of the Mask 7. Pandemonium and Silence 8. The World Bewitched 9. The Somber Madness 10. Modern Theories 11. The Mad God 12. The Vine 13. Dionysus Revealed in Vegative Nature 14. Dionysus and the Element of Nature 15. Dionysus and the Women 16. Ariadne 17. The Fate of Dionysus 18. Dionysus and Apollo 19. Concluding Remarks on Tragedy Notes Index