Dionysus: Myth and Cult.
Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, ND (ca 1999). First Edition. Softcover. Trade Paperback. (xxii) + 242pp. Printed card covers. B&w frontispiece and illustrations, notes, index. "In this classic work, Walter Ottto provides not only an authoritative study of the myth and cult of Dionysus, but also a fascinating vision of religion as such. Rejecting psychological and anthropological approaches. Otto sets out to discover the eternal meaning of a 'god who is mad'. The result is nothing less than a theology of Dionysus that challenges classicists and historians of religion to take seriously the reality of the human encounter with the divine.' (From a cover review by Daivd Brakke). A little light shelf-wear to the covers, a couple of pages dog-eared, but basically appears as new. A tight, clean, VG+ copy. Item #69921