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It has been compared with the purifying rituals of the mystery cults:38 sinners are dirty and they remain eternally in dirt in the underworld. The general term used in such passages is “mud” or “filth” (βópβopoς), but there are also many references to bodily materials and discharges: blood, sweat, pus, and excrement, the latter occurring especially frequently. In Aristophanes’ Frogs, when Heracles prepares Dionysos to his tour of hell, he describes the infernal landscape to him:39 Then you’ll see lots of mud [βópβopoς] and ever-flowing shit [σkῶp]; in it lies anyone who ever wronged a stranger, or snatched a boy’s fee while screwing him etc.

11. Bakhtin, TBopчecmBo ΦpaHcya PaбΛe, p. ” The English translation omits “being created” without any good reason. 12. Bakhtin, Rabelais and His World, p. 24. 13. Bakhtin, Rabelais and His World, pp. 19–22. 1 It makes use of at least two correspondences. On one hand, two different meanings of the word δíδuμoς are involved. ”3 On the other hand, the flute player’s punishment corresponds to the sin that he committed. Beyond these primary and obvious sources of humor, the anecdote implies several other levels of meaning.

Paper) 1. Christian literature, Early—History and criticism. 2. Human body in literature. 3. Grotesque in literature. I. Title. I. Services, New Delhi CONTENTS Preface Acknowledgements Introduction Part I – Hell 1 Grotesque Bodies in the Christian Underworld 2 Torture in Hell and Reality 3 Body and Morality 4 The Bride of the Demon Part II – Scatology 5 Deviance Labeling: The Politics of the Grotesque 6 Scatological Humor Part III – Metamorphoses 7 Polymorphy 8 Speaking Asses and Other Devoted Animals 9 Metamorphoses of Christ 10 Counterintuitiveness and Embodiment: The Grotesque in Cognitive Perspective 11 Epilogue Bibliography Index of Ancient References Index of Authors Index of Subjects PREFACE This book is largely based on my Habilitationsschrift at the Theological Faculty of the University of Heidelberg, defended in December 2007.

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