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H 245 x W 175 mm

80 pages

Highly illustrated throughout in colour and black and white

Published Apr 2014

Archaeopress Archaeology

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Paperback: 9781905739707

Digital: 9781905739738

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The Triumph of Dionysos

Convivial processions, from antiquity to the present day

By John Boardman

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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. The iconography survived the ancient world into Renaissance and neo-Classical arts, and may even have contributed to the practices of modern circus parades.

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Contents

Preface ;
THE DIONYSIAC PROCESSION IN EARLY GREECE ;
THE EGYPTIAN CONNECTION: STAGING THE TRIUMPH ;
DIONYSOS AND ALEXANDER THE GREAT IN THE EAST ;
THE PROCESSION IN HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN ART AND LIFE ;
THE ORIENTAL SUCCESSION ;
THE RENAISSANCE ;
THE MODERN WORLD