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By Renate Schlesier

inside of smooth frameworks of information and illustration, Dionysos frequently seems to be ordinary for historical tradition, an exception in the context of old polytheism, or maybe an example of a distinction that anticipates modernism. How can contemporary examine give a contribution to a extra targeted figuring out of the varied variations of the traditional god, from Greek antiquity to the Roman Empire? during this quantity, that's the results of a world convention held in March 2009 on the Pergamon Museum Berlin, students from all branches of classical stories, together with background of scholarship, give some thought to this question. therefore, this ends up in a brand new glance on vase work, sanctuaries, rituals and religious-political associations like theatre, and contains 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 equipment and the problem of former perspectives that's the power of this quantity, offering a complete, cutting edge and richly faceted account of the “different” god in an exceptional way.

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