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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Chris rated it it was amazing Mar 30, In this work the noted mythologist 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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Dionysos: Archetypal Image of Indestructible Life

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.

In myth and image, in visionary kereyi and ritual representation, the Greeks possessed a complete expression of indestructible life, the essence of Princeton University Press September 16, Language: Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Part of the difficulty was the author’s frequent diomysos of conclusions or interpretations without sufficient grounds that I could see.

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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. Tess Avelland rated it really liked it Jul 05, Pete Ralls rated it liked it Aug 17, The subject of Dionysos and the startling workings of his ancient religion are given thorough study, and one is left with a feeling of having experienced the god himself through the writings of the author to whom the subject is so dear.

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Dionysos : archetypal image of indestructible life

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. 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 Awakening of the Bees. In this work, the noted mythologist and historian of religion C 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.

Laura rated it it was amazing Nov 20, 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.

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A way to touch the reader with word of clinical precision that none the less convey emotion and power to the reader that is probably as much to do with translator Ralph Manheim as the departed author himself. Kerenyi has always been a murky writer who hints rather than nails things down, and here he is at the apex of that fault.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This was the difinitive purchase for my studies on the subject Dionysus. Learn more about Amazon Prime. In myth and image, in visionary experience and ritual representation, the Greeks possessed a complete expression of indestructible life, the essence of Dionysos. Jung fans, academics into mythology. Dean rated it really liked it Feb 15, Return to Book Page. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Bollingen Series General Book Paperback: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Other editions – View all Dionysos: 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. In myth and image, in visionary experience and ritual representation, the Greeks possessed a complete expression of indestructible life, the essence of Dionysos.

Collection inlibrary ; printdisabled ; internetarchivebooks ; china. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Nathan rated it really liked it Jan 14, After purchase my many books in the subject, I found this to be wonderfully rich in history and detail, while being also very readable.

Da tenere sul comodino per tornarci dionysoos ancora e ancora. The myths and art may dance around the real mysteries, but if you “dance” around enough and see the material from enough different angles, you can get a pretty good idea of what isn’t being said.

The Beginnings of Tragedy in Attica. See also WorldCat this item. There are many good pictures from antiquity.

Another was my limited background in Greek religion, to say nothing of Minoan or Mycenaean. The Mystical Sacrificial Rite. 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.

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