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Dionysus (Greek deity)

Works: 5 works in 5 publications in 4 languages and 762 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Drama  Art  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Classifications: BL820.B2, 881
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Publications about Dionysus (Greek deity)
Most widely held works about Dionysus (Greek deity)
    Dionysos by Richard Seaford( Book )
    1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 340 libraries worldwide
    Dionysos is our oldest living symbol. First mentioned in texts of the thirteenth century BC, he was for the ancient Greeks the divine embodiment of wine, of mystery-cult, and of the theatre, and even today is valued as a symbol of something fundamental to being human. With the power of his epiphany Dionysos broke down the barriers of individual consciousness, he merged the individual into the group. He did it not only by wine, but also in the transformation of individuals in the theatre, and in the rehearsal of death in mystery-cult. In this way Dionysos could embody the whole community, but could also be a refined philosophical symbol. He was the most serious rival to the spread of Christianity, by which he was not entirely eliminated: his resurgences in Renaissance Italy and nineteenth century Germany are described in the final chapter of this book. Dionysos, a groundbreaking survey of one of the most enduring of Greek gods, provides an excellent reference point for study and will also be of interest to readers in related disciplines. -- from back cover
    Les dionysiaques by Nonnus( Book )
    in French and held by 198 libraries worldwide
    Les chant XLIV à XLVI forment un tout dans le poème : ils constituent la Penthéide, l'histoire du châtiment de Penthée, roi de Thèbes, dont l'impiété à l'égard de Dionysos est punie d'une mort horrible
    Dionysiac sarcophagi in Baltimore by Karl Lehmann( Book )
    1 edition published in 1942 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
    Die Herkunft der Dionysosreligion nach dem heutigen Stand der Forschung by Karl Kerényi( Book )
    1 edition published in 1956 in German and held by 32 libraries worldwide
    Les bacchantes by Euripides( Book )
    1 edition published in 1888 in Latin and held by 14 libraries worldwide
    Pour s'être opposé à l'établissement du culte de Dionysos à Thèbes, Penthée, le roi de la ville, est mis en pièces par les femmes, devenues ménades en folies. Possédées par le dieu entré en elles, les Bacchantes sont en proie au délire dionysiaque et invulnérables. La propre mère du roi, Agavé, porte en triomphe la tête de son fils
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