After Dionysus: an Essay on where We are Now

After Dionysus: an Essay on where We are Now

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Weighs the relationship of traditional and the present. Sees our world today as being like the transitional worlds of Homer, Virgil, and Apuleius and uses the two classical texts, the Metamorphoses and the Iliad as the basis of the discussion.Its conclusion, a joyful yet shadowed birth, brilliant blue sky with ominous black cloud, is the paradigm of mortality. In its sense of a tremendous yet rigidly limited aspiration, Voluptas is close to the Homeric vision of heroism; in its attempt toanbsp;...

Title:After Dionysus: an Essay on where We are Now
Author: Henry Ebel
Publisher:Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press - 1972-01-01

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