Dionysos by Carl Kerenyi
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Dionysos
By Carl Kerenyi

Dionysos

Archetypal Image of Indestructible Life

By (author) See other recent books by Carl Kerenyi
Translated by Ralph Manheim See other recent books by Ralph Manheim
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $87.57
Your Price: $78.81 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $8.76! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $3.94 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 10-12 days, Not for Xmas



Dionysos by Carl Kerenyi

Book Description

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 image, in visionary experience and ritual representation, the Greeks possessed a complete expression of indestructible life, the essence of Dionysos. In this work, the noted mythologist and historian of religion Carl Kerenyi presents a 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. From the wealth of Greek literary, epigraphic, and monumental traditions, Kerenyi constructs a picture of Dionysian worship, always underlining the constitutive element of myth. Included in this study are the secret cult scenes of the women's mysteries both within and beyond Attica, the mystic sacrificial rite at Delphi, and the great public Dionysian festivals at Athens. The way in which the Athenian people received and assimilated tragedy in its immanent connection with Dionysos is seen as the greatest miracle in all cultural history. 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.

Buy Dionysos book by Carl Kerenyi from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780691029153
ISBN-10: 0691029156
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 152mm x 32mm)
Pages: 608
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 16-Sep-1996
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


Books By Author Carl Kerenyi

Science of Mythology by Carl Kerenyi Science of Mythology, Paperback (October 2001)

Science of Mythology provides an account of the meaning and the purpose of mythic themes that is linked to modern life: the heroic battles between good and evil of yore are still played out, reflected in contemporary fears.

Prometheus by Carl Kerenyi Prometheus, Paperback (November 1997)

Prometheus the god stole fire from heaven and bestowed it on humans. In punishment, Zeus chained him to a rock, where an eagle clawed unceasingly at his liver, until Herakles freed him. For the Greeks, the myth of Prometheus' release reflected a primordial law of existence and the fate of humankind. The author examines the story of Prometheus.

Eleusis by Carl Kerenyi Eleusis, Paperback (August 1991)

The Sanctuary of Eleusis, near Athens, was the center of a religious cult that endured for nearly two thousand years and whose initiates came from all parts of the civilized world. Looking at the tendency to "see visions," C. The author examines the Mysteries of Eleusis from the standpoint not only of Greek myth but also of human nature.

» View all books by Carl Kerenyi

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Dionysos book by Carl Kerenyi and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Carl Kerenyi close
Archetypal Images in Greek Religion by Carl Kerenyi
Science of Mythology by Carl Kerenyi
Prometheus by Carl Kerenyi
Eleusis by Carl Kerenyi
Trickster by Carl Kerenyi
Athene - Virgin and Mother in Greek Religion by Carl Kerenyi
Heroes of the Greeks by Carl Kerenyi
Gods of the Greeks by Carl Kerenyi
Essays on a Science of Mythology by Carl Kerenyi
»
Recent books by Ralph Manheim close
Great Mother by Ralph Manheim
History of the Maghrib by Ralph Manheim
Collected Short Stories of Bertolt Brecht by Ralph Manheim
Collected Short Stories of Bertolt Brecht by Ralph Manheim
Childhood by Ralph Manheim
Milena by Ralph Manheim
Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn Arabi by Ralph Manheim
Journey to the End of the Night by Ralph Manheim
Soul of Wood by Ralph Manheim
Novices of Sais by Ralph Manheim
Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Ralph Manheim
Dante by Ralph Manheim
Journey to the End of the Night by Ralph Manheim
Threepenny Opera
Rosshalde by Ralph Manheim
Way to Wisdom by Ralph Manheim
Sorrow Beyond Dreams by Ralph Manheim
Grimms' Tales for Young and Old by Ralph Manheim
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close