New PDF release: A Different God?

By Renate Schlesier

ISBN-10: 3110222345

ISBN-13: 9783110222340

inside of sleek frameworks of data and illustration, Dionysos usually seems to be odd 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 certain knowing of the various variations 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 experiences, together with heritage of scholarship, contemplate this question. hence, 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 historic poets, historians and philosophers, in addition to of papyri and inscriptions. it's the range of resources or tools and the problem of former perspectives that's the energy of this quantity, supplying a finished, leading edge and richly faceted account of the “different” god in an unheard of way.

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