skip to content

Dionysus (Greek deity)

Works: 457 works in 845 publications in 8 languages and 34,234 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art  Poetry  History  Fiction  Bibliography 
Classifications: BL820.B2, 882.01
Publication Timeline
Publications about Dionysus (Greek deity)
Most widely held works about Dionysus (Greek deity)
    The Bacchae by Euripides( Book )
    49 editions published between 1892 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,901 libraries worldwide
    "Classical Greek drama is brought vividly to life in this series of new translations. The new versions remain faithful to the original Greek, yet the language has all the immediacy of contemporary English. The result is a series of genuinely actable plays, which bring students as close as possible to the playwrights' original words and intentions." "Students are encouraged to engage with the text through detailed commentaries, which include suggestions for discussion and analysis. In addition, numerous practical questions stimulate ideas on staging and encourage students to explore the play's dramatic qualities." "Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama is suitable for students of both Classical Civilization and Drama. Useful features include: full synopsis of the play; commentary alongside translation for easy reference; time line to set the play in its historical context; guide to pronunciation of names; and index of topics and themes."--Jacket
    The frogs by Aristophanes( Book )
    26 editions published between 1897 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,945 libraries worldwide
    Among extant Greek comedies, the Frogs is unique for the light it throws on classical Greek attitudes to tragedy and to literature in general. It merits a much more extensive commentary than it has so far received, for the establishment of the text itself has rested for over a century on collations which were inadequate and inaccurate. At the same time, its most problematic passages have been the subject, in recent years, of more scholarly articles than those of any other Greek play
    Bakkhai by Euripides( file )
    11 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in English and held by 1,632 libraries worldwide
    Regarded by many as Euripides' masterpiece, Bakkhai is a powerful examination of religious ecstasy and the resistance to it. A call for moderation, it rejects the temptation of pure reason as well as pure sensuality, and is a staple of Greek tragedy, representing in structure and thematics an exemplary model of the classic tragic elements. Disguised as a young holy man, the god Bacchus arrives in Greece from Asia proclaiming his godhood and preaching his orgiastic religion. He expects to be embraced in Thebes, but the Theban king, Pentheus, forbids his people to worship him and tries to have h
    Dionysiaca by Nonnus( Book )
    28 editions published between 1569 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 1,325 libraries worldwide
    Nonnos of Panopolis in Egypt, who lived in the fifth century of our era, composed the last great epic poem of antiquity. The Dionysiaca, in 48 books, has for its chief theme the expedition of Dionysus against the Indians; but the poet contrives to include all the adventures of the god (as well as much other mythological lore) in a narrative which begins with chaos in heaven and ends with the apotheosis of Ariadne's crown. The wild ecstasy inspired by the god is certainly reflected in the poet's style, which is baroque, extravagant, and unrestrained. It seems that Nonnos was in later years converted to Christianity, for in marked contrast to the Dionysiaca, a poem dealing unreservedly with classical myths completely redolent of a pagan outlook, there is extant and ascribed to him a hexameter paraphrase of St. John's Gospel
    Dionysus in literature essays on literary madness ( file )
    2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,210 libraries worldwide
    Dionysus, myth and cult by Walter Friedrich Otto( Book )
    4 editions published between 1965 and 1986 in English and held by 1,175 libraries worldwide
    Dionysus since 69 Greek tragedy at the dawn of the third millennium ( file )
    5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,132 libraries worldwide
    The 14 essays in this text, from an interdisciplinary team, relate the recent appeal of Greek tragedy to social trends, political developments, aesthetic and performative developments, and the intellectual currents of the last three decades
    Dithyramb, tragedy and comedy by Arthur Wallace Pickard-Cambridge( Book )
    2 editions published between 1927 and 1962 in English and held by 1,124 libraries worldwide
    Inspiration Bacchus and the cultural history of a creation myth by John F Moffitt( file )
    3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,070 libraries worldwide
    "The purpose of this book is to reveal the antique pedigree of a now commonplace term, Inspiration, an essential creation-myth now propelling notions of self-expression in modern art-making. Knowledge of the ancient sources of such supposedly modernist fixations will make a significant contribution to historical-cultural thinking, particularly by showing in detail the facts of an unrecognized evolutionary continuity. In order to personify Inspiration, this study initially focuses upon Michelangelo's Bacchus of 1496, so revealing now-forgotten meanings once typically to be attached in a generic way to any Bacchus. Then it demonstrates how these Dionysiac concepts arose in ancient Greece. Later developments - particularly from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance - are traced here for the first time. Due to further modifications by Friedrich Nietzsche, Dionysiac expressionism eventually became a staple of modern art theory and practice."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
    Dionysos in archaic Greece an understanding through images by Cornelia Isler-Kerényi( file )
    5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 972 libraries worldwide
    For the Greek, Dionysos was a very important god: for individuals as well as for the community as a whole. As there are only a few written sources dating from before the 5th Century BC, the many images of Dionysos on Greek vases may well offer a genuine approach to the meaning given by the ancient viewer. This book explores the earliest images followed by those on small vases for private use, on mixing bowls of the symposion, on amphoras, on later drinking cups and on archaic sculptures. It gives an overview of Dionysian iconography of the 5th Century BC as well as an overall interpretation. T
    The Bacchae of Euripides: a communion rite by Wole Soyinka( Book )
    5 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 875 libraries worldwide
    Dionysos; archetypal image of the indestructible life by Karl Kerényi( Book )
    5 editions published between 1975 and 1996 in English and held by 836 libraries worldwide
    "No other god of the Greeks is as widely present in the monuments and nature of Greece and Italy, in the sensuous tradition of antiquity, as Dionysos. In myth and image, in visionary experience and ritual representation, the Greeks possessed a complete expression of indestructible life, the essence of Dionysos. In this work the noted mythologist and historian of religion Carl Kerenyi presents an historical account of the religion of Dionysos from its beginnings in the Minoan culture down to its transition to a cosmic and cosmopolitan religion of late antiquity under the Roman Empire." "From the wealth of Greek literary, epigraphic, and monumental traditions, Kerenyi constructs a picture of Dionysian worship, always underlining the constitutive element of myth. Included in this study are the secret cult scenes of the women's mysteries both within and beyond Attica, the mystic sacrificial rite at Delphi, and the great public Dionysian festivals at Athens. The way in which the Athenian people received and assimilated tragedy in its immanent connection with Dionysos is seen as the greatest miracle in all cultural history. Tragedy and New Comedy are seen as high spiritual forms of the Dionysian religion, and the Dionysian element itself is seen as a chapter in the religious history of Europe."--Jacket
    Nietzsche: disciple of Dionysus by Rose Pfeffer( Book )
    2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 621 libraries worldwide
    Dionysos by Richard Seaford( Book )
    4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 592 libraries worldwide
    Covering a wide range of issues, which have been overlooked in the past, including mystery, cult and philosophy, Richard Seaford explores Dionysos - one of the most studied figures of the ancient Greek gods. Popularly known as the god of wine and frenzied abandon, and an influential figure for theatre where drama originated as part of the cult of Dionysos, Seaford goes beyond the mundane and usual to explore the history and influence of this god as never before. As a volume in the popular "Gods and Heroes" series, this is an indispensible introduction to the subject, and an excellent reference point for higher-level study
    Dionysos slain by Marcel Detienne( Book )
    6 editions published between 1979 and 1998 in English and French and held by 585 libraries worldwide
    Black light by Elizabeth Hand( Book )
    4 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Polish and held by 553 libraries worldwide
    Two factions of magicians vie for control of the world in this horror fantasy in Maine. The events are seen through the eyes of a high-school girl and they play out during a film director's party
    Dionysiac poetics and Euripides' Bacchae by Charles Segal( Book )
    1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 535 libraries worldwide
    Includes afterword (p. 349-393) by the author: Dionysus and the Bacchae in the light of recent scholarship
    Dionysos at large by Marcel Detienne( Book )
    1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 532 libraries worldwide
    Dionysian imagery in archaic Greek art : its development in black-figure vase painting by Thomas H Carpenter( Book )
    4 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 427 libraries worldwide
    Dionysus in 69 by Performance Group( Book )
    2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 353 libraries worldwide
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.