Item #70346 Dionysus. Myth and Cult. Walter F. OTTO, Translated, Robert B. Palmer.

Dionysus. Myth and Cult.

Dallas TX: Spring Publications, 1986. Reprint. Softcover. Octavo. (xxii) + 244pp. White card covers, lettered in black and illustrated in green, b&w frontispiece and illustrations, end-notes, index. From the publisher: "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 review by Daivd Brakke). Small, neat owner's name at top of title-page, little light shelf-wear to the covers, otherwise a tight, clean VG+ copy. Item #70346
ISBN: 0882142143