The Triumph of Dionysos: Convivial Processions, from Antiquity to the Present Day John Boardman

ISBN: 9781905739707

Published: April 15th 2014

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78 pages


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The Triumph of Dionysos: Convivial Processions, from Antiquity to the Present Day  by  John Boardman

The Triumph of Dionysos: Convivial Processions, from Antiquity to the Present Day by John Boardman
April 15th 2014 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 78 pages | ISBN: 9781905739707 | 8.50 Mb

Dionysos carried the blessing of wine to the whole world, and his triumphant return from India became a popular subject for the arts of Greece and Rome in many media. It became associated with Alexander the Great s comparable victories and laterMoreDionysos carried the blessing of wine to the whole world, and his triumphant return from India became a popular subject for the arts of Greece and Rome in many media. It became associated with Alexander the Great s comparable victories and later served as a message of immortality for any mortal prince. The iconography survived the ancient world into Renaissance and neo-Classical arts, and may even have contributed to the practices of modern circus parades with their wild animals, maenad-snake-charmers and clown-satyrs: an unusual, indeed unique, survival.



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