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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In myth and image, in visionary experience and ritual representation, the Greeks possessed a complete expression of indestructible life, the essence of One person found this helpful.

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East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Includes bibliographical references p. 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 kar. This “book” is long on information unfortunately mostly descriptive information pertaining to artifacts as the book progresses but very short on synthesis.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Sono solo un ,erenyi amatoriale di questi temi, e quindi non so dire quanto le interpretazioni di Kereny siano ancora attuali. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Published October 6th by Princeton University Press first published His book is helping me kar, understand the bewildering role of Dionysos in Euripides Bacchae, which is my current goal.


Share your thoughts with other customers. Account Options Sign in. Loved the material of this book 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.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Other editions – View all Dionysos: The Birth and Transformation of Comedy in Athens. There is much talk of the influences of Osiris dionysoa many other collective forces expressed not as natter of opinion, but as well researched quotes from historic writings, many ancient, and translated.

The part that has most fascinated me so far is the discussion of Minoan origins of Dionysian and other kerenyj and of Dionysian religion in relation to life and nature. Buy the selected items together This item: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Orpheus and Greek Religion Mythos Books. From the wealth of Lerenyi literary, epigraphic, and monumental traditions, Kerenyi constructs a picture of Dionysian worship, always underlining the constitutive element of myth.

Dean rated it really liked it Feb 15, This second problem improved when I started reading with a reference book on Greek religion.

Dionysos: Archetypal Image of Indestructible Life

Tragedy and New Comedy are seen as high spiritual forms of the Kzrl religion, and the Dionysian element itself is seen as a chapter in the religious history of Europe. Although not new, it kerejyi still to my mind perhaps the best research on the subject. 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.


List of Works Cited. Want to Read saving…. Dionysos was more important to Greek culture than I had ever thought; his cult was especially important in Athens, and included kereni 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.

Jung, Essays on a Science of Mythology: Should remain a standard item for some time to come.

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Recommended to anyone who loves mythology. I am learning that Greek religion was more complicated than I imagined, and included rituals and festivals; the important festival of Dionysus of the new wine was celebrated in part by male ksrenyi each sitting down and drinking an enormous amount of wine; women citizens stayed home in groups doing Dionysus only knows what to celebrate.

Karl Kerenyi has a way about him. Sep 30, Don Hackett rated it really liked it. There may be more validity to the method but the closing argument depends fairly heavily on the odd missing illustrations missing from my edition.