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Διόνυσος (Ελληνική θεότητα)

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Works: 2 works in 2 publications in 2 languages and 373 library holdings
Classifications: BL820.B2, 292.2113
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Most widely held works about Διόνυσος (Ελληνική θεότητα)
    Dionysos by Richard Seaford( Book )
    1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 342 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
    Die Herkunft der Dionysosreligion nach dem heutigen Stand der Forschung by Karl Kerényi( Book )
    1 edition published in 1956 in German and held by 31 libraries worldwide
 
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German (1)
English (1)
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