Die Hirten des Dionysos: Die Dionysos-Mysterien der römischen Kaiserzeit und der bukolische Roman des Longus.  

Author Merkelbach, Reinhold
Place of Publication Stuttgart
Publication Name B. G. Teubner
Year 1988
Language(s) German
RARE monograph on Dionysian Mysteries in Roman Empire and its reflection in Longus`s bucolic romance "Daphis and Chloe" by the eminent German classical philologist Reinhold Merkelbach (1918-2006). Merkelbach is known for his numerous contributions to the study of ancient history, religions and literature (especially Hesiod, Homer, Plato, Greek, Greco-Roman mysteries and their relation to the literature of the period, and other Hellenistic and Roman religions, especially Greco-Egyptian cults, Manicheism and Mithraism), and ancient epigraphy and papyrology. He taught at the University of Erlangen and at the University of Cologne, received an honorary doctorate from Besançon University and since 1981 has been a full member of the Academy of Sciences and the Arts of North Rhine-Westphalia and a corresponding member of the British Academy, as well as a member and Vice-President of the International Committee of Papyrology. Contains 88 b&w figures. 260x195mm. XX+290 pages. Pale green cloth Hardcover with illustrated dust-jacket. Jacket slightly rubbed. Jacket edges slightly wrinkled. Cover bottom edge slightly bumped. [SUMMARY]: This extremely rare comprehensive monograph on the ancient Dionysian cult and its relation to Longus`s celebrated 2nd century AD Greek pastoral novel, of immense interest to classical philologists and historians of ancient religions, is in very good condition.
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Catalog Index Number MA 05 09

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