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Dionysos (Richard Seaford) Paperback Book, (Routledge, 2006) 9780415324885


Title: Dionysos

Author: Seaford, Richard

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 2006

Paperback; ISBN: 9780415324885

Volumes: 1; Pages: 160

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Dionysos is one of the most-studied ancient Greek gods for students and academics. He is popularly known as the god of wine and frenzied abandon, and has great significance for theatre--drama, in fact, originatedas part of the cult of Dionysos. However, Seaford's book covers a wider range of issues, such as mystery, cult and philosophy, which have been overlooked by many studies. As a volume in the Gods and Heroes series, this work will provide an indispensable introduction to the subject, or reference point for higher levels of study.

CONTENTS

Chapter 1: Introductory

Chapter 2: Wine

Chapter 3: Collective Frenzy

Chapter 4: Communality

Chapter 5: Epiphany

Chapter 6: Mystery cult

Chapter 7: Death

Chapter 8: Theatre

Chapter 9: Philosophy

Chapter 10: Reception

Chapter 11: Conclusion: Dionysos and the Transformation of Identity

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