Dioniso: Mito E Culto

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Dioniso Mito E Culto This study of Dionysus also a new theogony of Early Greece Publishers Weekly An original analysis of the spiritual significance of the Greek myth and cult of Dionysus Theology Digest Who is Dionysus T
  • Title: Dioniso: Mito E Culto
  • Author: Walter F. Otto
  • ISBN: 9788870183351
  • Page: 420
  • Format: None
  • This study of Dionysus also a new theogony of Early Greece Publishers Weekly An original analysis of the spiritual significance of the Greek myth and cult of Dionysus Theology Digest Who is Dionysus The god of ecstasy and terror, of wildness and of the most blessed deliverance the mad god whose appearance sends mankind into madnessIn this classicThis study of Dionysus also a new theogony of Early Greece Publishers Weekly An original analysis of the spiritual significance of the Greek myth and cult of Dionysus Theology Digest Who is Dionysus The god of ecstasy and terror, of wildness and of the most blessed deliverance the mad god whose appearance sends mankind into madnessIn this classic study of the myth and cult of Dionysus, Walter F Otto recreates the theological world of ancient Greek religion Otto s provocative starting point is to accept the immanent reality of the gods To understand the cult of Dionysus, it is necessary to reimagine the original vision of the god Otto challenges us to understand the power of this vision not as a bloodless abstraction but as a force animating belief, to see the myth and art of Dionysus as a passionate search to regain the power of the lost god.
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    Excellent introduction to Dionysus and the complexities of his cultus If you ve already read Euripides Bacchae, some of Otto s research and findings will be familiar to you, albeit much contextualized and grounded in academia If not, than read Euripides afterwards for an excellent tragedy that perfectly encapsulates the full range of the Dionysian It s quite a treat for 21st century readers of the play to be able to study the complex and interesting background of a greek god and then read a pla [...]

    The gold standard work for understanding the origin of Dionysus and the permutations of his myth and cult of worship Much referenced in mythopoetic fiction, Dionysus is a complex, evolving god one of the very first of the persecuted, suffering and dying gods of the ancient near east Seeking a deeper background for understanding ancient near east thought which underlies some of the historical fiction and comparative mythology I enjoy, I found it here.

    At his conception the earthly was touched by the splendor of divine heaven But in this union of the heavenly with the earthly, which is expressed in the myth of the double birth, man s tear filled lot was not dissolved but preserved, rather, in sharp contrast to superhuman majesty He who was born in this way is not only the exultant god, the god who brings man joy He is the suffering and dying god, the god of tragic contrast And the inner force of this dual reality is so great that he appears am [...]

    An interesting read the translation is clumsy in the places but the ideas are, for the most part, clear except in the introductory theorizing on the ideas of myth and cultus, which was so confusing I don t even know what else to say about it It s refreshing so see someone take Dionysus so seriously, as he s often dismissed as a drunken reveler and simple rustic god of wine and orgies Otto s dissection of the deity is sometimes repetitive, but provides a solid foundation for further study The lac [...]

    Walter Otto s study has weathered well It remains than forty years later a certain place to start in understanding the ancient Dionysus Cult Important reading for someone wanting to better grasp what early Christians faced in Roman Asia.

    This is an extraordinary book Prof Otto attempts to look at Dionysus as the object of Greek religious devotion rather than simply as a functional vegetation god or god of wine He avoided the reductionist approach of many other classicists and tried to tease out the personality of the god and show how it manifested itself in all his attributes The book is not without flaws, sometimes the reader is not sure whether Prof Otto is describing genuine ancient Greek beliefs or his own , but the attempt [...]

    Well, you see puthhhhhhhhhhh, grecian mythology has always been my cup of tea In fact I had a good friend named Gretchen who I was rather fond of, and Gretchen and grecian are reather close in sound, but thats beside the rather obvious stupendously stupid point This book is clearly only read by people who were once smart people, and may perhaps retain some of their previous knowledge, but are now currently alcoholics As such click here for enlightenment on why I see things the way I do You see, [...]

    I enjoyed this book a great deal but it is not light reading It also helps if you know something about Dionysus before you read it, as this is a scholarly work on the god and assumes you have some knowledge of him already I learned a lot but stayed a bit confused throughout Now that I ve finished it, however, I feel I have a good context for further reading about Dionysus If you love Greek mythology, check this one out Dionysus is a rather unusual character, being a god of dual natures and also [...]

    So far a few chapters in , it seems very dense, difficult to read, and academic though it does contain interesting concepts, I get the feeling that I would benefit from those concepts infinitely if I had the context of an elaborate and extensive Greek History education to connect it with Shibboleths and topically specific terminology are used extensively I ll keep plugging through and see how it goes.

    This was a very enjoyable and informative book It is broken up into easy to deal with chapters and fully cited There is passion here behind the words written This is not dry academic writing at all even though it is a scholarly work I really liked this book and learned a lot from it I highly recommend reading this if you are interested at all in Dionysus.

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