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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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. Dionysos was more katl to Greek culture than I had ever thought; his cult was especially important in Athens, and included three major festivals; one of these festivals included recitations of poetry honoring Dionysos and this evolved into Greek tragedy; the Greeks distinguished individual lives from Life as a whole or force; and Dionysos represented the latter.

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Account Options Sign in. This is one of the most fascinating books on ancient myths I have ever read. Kerenyi has always been a murky writer who hints rather than nails things down, and here he is at the apex of that fault.


Showing of 7 reviews. In myth and image, in visionary experience and ritual representation, the Greeks possessed a complete expression of indestructible life, the essence of Dionysos.


Part of the difficulty was the author’s frequent assertions of conclusions or interpretations without sufficient grounds that I could see. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Hermes, Guide of Souls: Apr 08, Jesse Whyte rated it it was amazing. Loved the material of this book Buy the selected items together This item: Collection inlibrary ; printdisabled ; internetarchivebooks ; china. My edition seems to be missing a number of pages because the blurry illustrations skip from to just about 70 or so pages after Kerenyi’s argument has devolved from a proper book into a mere catalog of details and descriptions.

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Let me tell you, I love the way that man’s mind worked. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Dionysoz this work the noted dkonysos 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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Another was my limited background in Greek religion, to say nothing of Minoan or Mycenaean. The Beginnings of Tragedy in Attica. Other editions – View all Dionysos: 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.

Read this book as an insight into a bygone era, an insight into the human need for religion, an insight into Dinoysos the God, and most especially, an insight into your own mind. Mitch rated it really kal it Jun 20, A Note on C Kerenyi.

Dionysos: Archetypal Image of Indestructible Life

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