March 4, 2017

A Different God? by Renate Schlesier

By Renate Schlesier

inside of sleek frameworks of data and illustration, Dionysos frequently seems to be extraordinary for old tradition, an exception in the context of historic polytheism, or perhaps an example of a distinction that anticipates modernism. How can contemporary examine give a contribution to a extra distinct figuring out of the varied 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 stories, together with historical past of scholarship, examine this query. for that reason, 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, delivering a entire, cutting edge and richly faceted account of the “different” god in an exceptional way.

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