The Triumph of Dionysos : Convivial processions, from antiquity to the present day Paperback / softback
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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 80 pages, Highly illustrated throughout in colour and black and white
- Publisher: Archaeopress
- Publication Date: 15/04/2014
- Category: Classical Greek & Roman archaeology
- ISBN: 9781905739707
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