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By Renate Schlesier

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Within glossy frameworks of data and illustration, Dionysos usually seems to be bizarre for historical tradition, an exception in the context of historical polytheism, or perhaps an example of a distinction that anticipates modernism. How can contemporary examine give a contribution to a extra targeted figuring out of the various ameliorations 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 reports, together with historical past of scholarship, ponder this query. therefore, this results in a brand new glance on vase work, sanctuaries, rituals and religious-political associations like theatre, and comprises new readings of the texts of old 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 energy of this quantity, offering a finished, leading edge and richly faceted account of the various god in an remarkable way."

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Jahrhundert auf. Die Mythen um Theseus, Ariadne und Dionysos auf Naxos sind durch attische Vasen faßbar, mindestens seit der François-Vase; das Paar Dionysos-Ariadne, in den Vasenbildern vorausgesetzt, ist schon in Hesiods Theogonie (947 – 949) verankert. 2. Der Dionysos der altepischen Dichtung Man pflegte auf der geringen Rolle des Dionysos bei ,Homer‘ zu insistieren und nahm dies gern als Argument, daß Dionysos überhaupt erst sekundär ins griechische Pantheon eingedrungen sei;5 dies ist durch Linear B widerlegt.

In other words both of them take a firm and exclusivistic stance in our modern Western cosmology, which does not allow two contrasting incompatible truths to co-exist peacefully,40 and which has no room for ambiguities. 41 This implies venturing for a moment into the Greek cultural cosmology, which does not compulsively avoid ambiguities, and accepting that (the) Greeks had to live with two (or more) mutually exclusive realities and yet coped with the inherent paradoxes and inconsistencies. 39 Sourvinou-Inwood (1997) 161, as quoted above.

Jahrhundert auch die Etrusker. Ein besonders großes, noch kaum genügend bearbeitetes Corpus stellt dann die italische Vasenmalerei des 4. 18 15 LIMC VIII Suppl. v. Mainades Nr. 7, 8, 36, 39. Vgl. Henrichs (1978a). Attische und Delphische Thyiaden: Paus. 3 vgl. Soph. Ant. ; Paus. 7; Plut. Mul. virt. 249e – f, Alkmeoniden und Delphi: Philochoros FGrH 328 fr. 115. 16 Bernabé (2004 – 2007) Nr. 463 – 465, 474 – 496, Graf/Johnston (2007). Zur Diskussion Burkert (1982/2006) 191 – 216, Burkert (20093) 79 – 106.

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