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God of Ecstasy: Sex Roles and the Madness of Dionysos

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Paperback, 304 pages
Published August 1st 1988 by St. Martin's Press
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Aonarán
I read Evan's introduction to the text about a year ago and appreciated it. I have a hard time with a lot of ancient mythology *and* plays so will likely not read the actual play for a while. (Having someone passionate about the story explain why they like it was a good start).

Here's what I took away from the intro:

I don't get a lot out of theology or gods, but I do understand they can have different meanings in different times or for different people. At their best, the greco-roman gods are som
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Dominique
It got a little preachy at times, but otherwise was not that bad.
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