Apollon Karneios and the Doric Race

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Ok, so instead of moaning about it at great length to anyone who will listen, I will just get all the moaning and griping out in this one post on my blog.

For those who don’t know, ever since I read C.O. Muller’s book The History and Antiquities of the Doric race I had a bone to pick. Overall the book wasn’t bad and had some intriguing bits of information, but there was one really glaring point that bothered me. As was popular with the Nietzchian dichotomy of Apollon and Dionysos, it brought forth several writers in the Hellenic feild of study who followed this line of thinking, and such rebuked anything that appeared inconsistant with that dichotomy. Therefore any cultus to Apollon who had attributes that were even remotely similar to those of Dionysos were referred, as Muller did in his book, as being in actuality a Dionysos that…

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