Dionysus : Myth and Cult

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"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 Digestshow more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 139.7 x 200.66 x 17.78mm | 317.51g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 14 b&w photos
  • 0253208912
  • 9780253208910
  • 317,876

About Walter F. Otto

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.show more

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"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 Digestshow more

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 Indexshow more