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By Renate Schlesier
Within glossy frameworks of information and illustration, Dionysos frequently seems to be ordinary for historical tradition, an exception in the context of old polytheism, or maybe an example of a distinction that anticipates modernism. How can fresh examine give a contribution to a extra targeted knowing of the various ameliorations of the traditional god, from Greek antiquity to the Roman Empire? during this quantity, that's the results of a world convention held in March 2009 on the Pergamon Museum Berlin, students from all branches of classical reports, together with historical past of scholarship, examine this question. as a result, 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 historical poets, historians and philosophers, in addition to of papyri and inscriptions. it's the range of resources or tools and the problem of former perspectives that's the power of this quantity, delivering a finished, cutting edge and richly faceted account of the several god in an exceptional way."
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Regards a series of female deities worshipped in Beroia, including the Meter theôn autochthôn, as different interpretationes of one pre-Hellenic p|tmia hgq_m and gives more literature. The testimonia (all dating from the period between ca. ) in: Petsas et al. v. aqt|whym. The Meter autochthôn is once (no. 156) called L^tgq He_m iqe_a. Nor is she the only goddess with the epithet autochthôn. From an inscription of the second cent. C. it appears that Samos (not unjustifiedly) boasts a Hera autochthôn.
How could a Paean, as inscribed in a sanctuary, refer to Apollo, the son of Leto and Zeus, if each Apollo was perceived as a different divinity? 3) The central unity of the name. Cult regulations sometimes use the deity’s name alone, without epithet, or refer to some deities by name alone and to others by name and epithet, an element that we have already discussed. 4) Important cultic elements were shared between different sanctuaries of the same divinity with different epithets. Example: the Arkteia for Artemis 31 Sourvinou-Inwood (1997) 161 (and in the following esp.
20 Walter Burkert 5. Der Dionysos der hellenistischen Monarchien Eine weniger beachtete Entfaltung findet der Dionysos-Kult im Zusammenhang des hellenistischen Königtums. 20 Ptolemaios IV. geriert sich als ,Neuer Dionysos‘; die Pergamener setzen seit ihrem Aufstieg die cista mystica mit der aus dem Korb sich ringelnden Schlange auf ihre ,Kistophoren‘-Münzen. Der Mächtige zeigt sich in göttlicher Wonne, die Untergebenen drängen sich, in kultischen Formen daran teilzuhaben. 6. Bacchanalia Ein Absturz in die Katastrophe ereignet sich in Italien mit dem berüchtigten Fall der Bacchanalia, 186 v.
A Different God? Dionysos and Ancient Polytheism by Renate Schlesier