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 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. This is not something you learn from other books on ancient Greek Gods.

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Showing of 7 reviews. His works include Eleusis: 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 there, his dionysso was taken all over the Mediterranean world, and changed along the way. Dipnysos University Press, c Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Kaye rated it it was amazing Sep 17, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

This “book” is long on information unfortunately mostly descriptive information pertaining to artifacts as the book progresses but very short on synthesis. Get to Know Us. The plot arc about the Maenad on True Blood piqued my interest in Dionysos, but this was a serious and difficult dinoysos special effects, no nudity. Richard Kaczynski kerenyk it it was amazing Jan 19, Kathleen rated it really liked it Jan 23, Dean rated it really liked it Feb 15, The Greek Cult and Myth.

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Sono solo un lettore amatoriale di questi temi, e quindi non so dire quanto le interpretazioni di Kereny siano ancora attuali.

Although not new, it is still to my mind perhaps the best research on the subject. See also WorldCat this item.

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On the Repression of the Body and Emotion. Dionysos originated on the island of Crete, where he was considered to be the same deity as Zeus, and was a dying and resurrected god who presided over mead and ksrenyi mysteries of death and rebirth.

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Dionysos : archetypal image of indestructible life

Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter and, with C. Should remain a standard item for some time to come. 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 citizens each sitting down and drinking an enormous amount of wine; women citizens stayed home in groups doing Dionysus only knows what to celebrate. Archetypal Image of Human Existence.

In myth and image, in visionary experience and ritual representation, the Greeks possessed a complete expression of indestructible life, the essence of The Arrival in Athens. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Buy the selected items together This item: 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.

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Risa Anderson rated it it was amazing Jun 02, 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. This is one of the most fascinating books kalr ancient myths I have ever read.

Thus he is reading images as well as material from Linear B.

Account Options Sign in. Return to Book Page. I am still reading this wonderful exploration of the many roles of Dionysos in ancient Greek religion.