The Triumph of Dionysos : Convivial processions, from antiquity to the present day, Paperback / softback Book

The Triumph of Dionysos : Convivial processions, from antiquity to the present day Paperback / softback

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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 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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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 80 pages, Highly illustrated throughout in colour and black and white
  • Publisher: Archaeopress
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  • Category: Classical Greek & Roman archaeology
  • ISBN: 9781905739707

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