Redefining Dionysos

Redefining Dionysos

Hardback MythosEikonPoiesis

Edited by Alberto Bernabe, Edited by Miguel Herrero de Jauregui, Edited by Ana Isabel Jimenez San Cristobal, Edited by Raquel Martin Hernandez

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  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter & Co
  • Format: Hardback | 658 pages
  • Dimensions: 146mm x 236mm x 42mm | 1,160g
  • Publication date: 30 November 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Berlin
  • ISBN 10: 3110300915
  • ISBN 13: 9783110300918
  • Illustrations note: 37 S. Tafelteil zuzugl./pp. additional plates
  • Sales rank: 1,463,765

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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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Alberto Bernabe, Miguel Herrero de Jauregui, Ana Isabel Jimenez San Cristobal and Raquel Martin Hernandez,Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.