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Dionysus : myth and cult

Author: Walter Friedrich Otto
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [199-?]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A sensitive analysis of the spiritual significance of ancient Greek religion.

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Named Person: Dionysus, (Greek deity); Dionysus, (Greek deity)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Friedrich Otto
ISBN: 0253208912 9780253208910 0253342759 9780253342751
OCLC Number: 173203894
Notes: Cover title.
Description: 243 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
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
Other Titles: Dionysos, Mythos und Kultus.
Responsibility: Walter F. Otto ; translated with an introduction by Robert B. Palmer.

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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 Read more...

 
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