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By Renate Schlesier

inside smooth frameworks of information and illustration, Dionysos frequently seems to be bizarre for historical tradition, an exception in the context of historic polytheism, or maybe an example of a distinction that anticipates modernism. How can fresh examine give a contribution to a extra particular figuring out of the various alterations 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 reports, together with background of scholarship, think of this query. accordingly, this results in a brand new glance on vase work, sanctuaries, rituals and religious-political associations like theatre, and comprises new readings of the texts of historical 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, supplying a complete, cutting edge and richly faceted account of the “different” god in an unparalleled way.

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