Dionysos: Urbild des unzerstörbaren Lebens. Front Cover. Karl Kerényi. Klett- Cotta, – Dionysus (Greek deity) – pages. 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 . First paperback printing, in the Mythos series–Title page verso.

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A way to touch the reader with word of clinical precision that none the less convey emotion and power to the reader that is probably as much to do with translator Ralph Manheim as the departed author himself. 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.

Includes bibliographical references p. Open Preview See a Problem? 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.


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But rather than just say “we’ll never know what really went on”, Kerenyi leaves no stone unturned in an attempt to figure it out. This is one of the most fascinating books on ancient myths I have ever read. Jaseena AL rated it it was ok Jul 01, His book is helping me to understand the bewildering role kaarl Dionysos in Euripides Bacchae, which is my current goal.

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Refresh and try again. Kaye rated it it was amazing Sep 17, To ask other readers questions about Dionysosplease sign up. No other god of the Greeks is as widely ddionysos in the monuments dionysox nature of Greece and Italy, in the sensuous tradition of antiquity, as Dionysos. The plot arc about the Maenad on True Blood piqued my interest in Dionysos, but this was a serious and difficult book–no special effects, no nudity.

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After purchase my many books in the subject, I found this to be wonderfully rich in history and detail, while being also very readable. Customers who bought this item also bought. McKenna Snippet view – Aaron rated it it was amazing Apr 16, English Choose a language for shopping.