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...

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Main Author: Seaford, Richard.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.
Physical Description: xii, 158 pages ; 20 cm.
Series: Gods and heroes of the ancient world.
Table of Contents:
  • Why Dionysos?
  • Introducing Dionysos?
  • Key themes
  • Nature
  • Communality
  • Epiphany
  • Mystery-cult
  • Death
  • Theatre
  • Psychology and philosophy
  • Christianity Dionysos afterwards
  • After antiquity
  • Dionysos and money, then and now.