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By Renate Schlesier

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ISBN-13: 9783110222340

inside of glossy frameworks of information and illustration, Dionysos frequently seems to be extraordinary for historic tradition, an exception in the context of historical polytheism, or perhaps an example of a distinction that anticipates modernism. How can fresh learn give a contribution to a extra special knowing of the various changes of the traditional god, from Greek antiquity to the Roman Empire? during this quantity, that is the results of a world convention held in March 2009 on the Pergamon Museum Berlin, students from all branches of classical stories, together with historical past of scholarship, ponder this query. as a result, this ends up in a brand new glance on vase work, sanctuaries, rituals and religious-political associations like theatre, and comprises new readings of the texts of old poets, historians and philosophers, in addition to of papyri and inscriptions. it's the variety of resources or tools and the problem of former perspectives that's the energy of this quantity, delivering a finished, cutting edge and richly faceted account of the “different” god in an extraordinary way.

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