By Renate Schlesier

ISBN-10: 3110222345

ISBN-13: 9783110222340

inside glossy frameworks of information and illustration, Dionysos usually 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 study give a contribution to a extra particular realizing of the varied alterations of the traditional god, from Greek antiquity to the Roman Empire? during this quantity, that is the results of a global convention held in March 2009 on the Pergamon Museum Berlin, students from all branches of classical reports, together with heritage of scholarship, think about this query. accordingly, this results in a brand new glance on vase work, sanctuaries, rituals and religious-political associations like theatre, and contains new readings of the texts of old poets, historians and philosophers, in addition to of papyri and inscriptions. it's the variety of assets or tools and the problem of former perspectives that's the power of this quantity, offering a accomplished, leading edge and richly faceted account of the “different” god in an unparalleled way.

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