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inside glossy frameworks of data and illustration, Dionysos frequently seems to be strange for historic tradition, an exception in the context of historic polytheism, or perhaps an example of a distinction that anticipates modernism. How can contemporary study give a contribution to a extra specified figuring out of the various modifications of the traditional god, from Greek antiquity to the Roman Empire? during this quantity, that's the results of a global convention held in March 2009 on the Pergamon Museum Berlin, students from all branches of classical reviews, together with historical past of scholarship, think about this question. for this reason, 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 variety of assets or equipment and the problem of former perspectives that's the power of this quantity, offering a complete, leading edge and richly faceted account of the “different” god in an unheard of way.

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