Myth Reading Group 22 March: Harrison’s Prolegomena

The Myth Reading Group meets on ‘Zoom’ on Monday 22 March, 5:30-6:30 pm (UK time). The link to join will be posted in the comments for this post. All are welcome.

Jane Harrison, in a sumptuous black gown, reclining on a load of cushions with a faraway look

Augustus John, Portrait of Jane Ellen Harrison

This week’s text is taken from Jane Ellen Harrison’s Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion (1903). We will read extracts from Harrison’s chapter on Dionysus. The first extract deals with Dionysus’ introduction to Greek religion and the second one explores the god’s association to the bull.

Main Reading:

Secondary Reading:

Prolegomena can be accessed in full online at

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2 Responses to Myth Reading Group 22 March: Harrison’s Prolegomena

  1. ὑποκείμενον says:

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  2. Sian Lloyd says:

    Perhaps this description of Harrison lends more context to her approach and style of writing. Quite the celebrity in her time!

    I do hope that the group continues into the summer term. Far too long to wait until October.

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