This important book on the Greek god Dionysos looks at the deity as a mythic reality, an archetype in human psychology. Kerenyi uses the full range of surviving source material available to him: myth, art, archaeology, textual accounts, language, and comparative religion. Hungarian Kerenyi (1897-1973) was a trans-European intellectual, a friend of Jung, a researcher in the great tradition of humanistic scholars of antiquity.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1976. Paperback, 474 pages. New.