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
Description
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), 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. Merkelbach taught at the University of Erlangen in the years 1957-1961, and at the University of Cologne in 1961-1983. Merkelbach received an honorary doctorate from Besançon University, 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; from 1968 to 1971 a member and from 1974 to 1980 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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