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Mystai - Peter Mark Adams (signed)


Mystai, subtitled Dancing Out the Mysteries of Dionysus is an exploration of the significance of the Dionysian-themed frescoes of Pompeii's Villa of the Mysteries. Drawing on the very latest scholarship, philology, and the comparative ethnography of initiatory ritual. Peter Mark Adams provides a vivid performative analysis of how the frescoes show a rite of theurgic initiation into the mysteries of Dionysus. This is a work of unmatched scholarship, beautifully presented with full-colour and monochrome images of fhe frescoes themselves, as well as ritual bowls and vases. A must for anyone who wants to probe deeper into the initiatory and ritual mysteries of the ancient world.

Scarlet Imprint, 2019. Large format Hardback, 179 pages. Hand-numbered, Limited edition, bound in Purple Cloth. Blind embossed and stamped in gold, textured red Pompeiian red endpapers. Signed by the author.