Dionysos in archaic Greece: an understanding through images

For the Greek, Dionysos was a very important god: for individuals as well as for the community as a whole. As there are only a few written sources dating from before the 5th Century BC, the many images of Dionysos on Greek vases may well offer a genuine approach to the meaning given by the ancient v...

Full description

Saved in:  
Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Isler-Kerényi, Cornelia
Contributors: Watson, Wilfred G. E. (Other)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
Subito Delivery Service: Order now.
Check availability: HBZ Gateway
Published: Leiden Boston Brill 2007
Leiden Boston [2015]
In:Year: 2007
Series/Journal:Religions in the Graeco-Roman world v. 160
Further subjects:B Greece
B Dionysus
B Dionysus - (Greek deity)
B Vase-painting, Greek Themes, motives
B Vase-painting, Greek ; Themes, motives
B Dionysus (Greek deity) Species
B Vases, Black-figured (Greece) Themes, motives
B Species
B Vases, Black-figured ; Themes, motives
Online Access: Volltext (DOI)
Description
Summary:For the Greek, Dionysos was a very important god: for individuals as well as for the community as a whole. As there are only a few written sources dating from before the 5th Century BC, the many images of Dionysos on Greek vases may well offer a genuine approach to the meaning given by the ancient viewer. This book explores the earliest images followed by those on small vases for private use, on mixing bowls of the symposion, on amphoras, on later drinking cups and on archaic sculptures. It gives an overview of Dionysian iconography of the 5th Century BC as well as an overall interpretation. T
List of Figures; Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter One. An iconography in process; Chapter Two. Turning into a satyr: Small vases from the first half of the 6th century BCE; Chapter Three. Dionysos and the gods: Dinoi and kraters from the first half of the 6th century BCE; Chapter Four. The thiasos of Dionysos: Amphorae and similar vases of the 6th century BCE; Chapter Five. Dionysian happiness: Cups and other small vases from the second half of the 6th century BCE; Chapter Six. Dionysos in archaic Greek art: a summary; Chapter Seven. Modern mythologies: Dionysos" versus "Apollo."
Item Description:Available to subscribing member institutions only
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-266) and indexes
ISBN:9047418824
Access:Available to subscribing member institutions only
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1163/ej.9789004144453.i-363