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Unknown Book 6323904 by Unknown Author 905
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The youthful, beautiful, but effeminate god of wine. He is also called both by Greeks and Romans Bacchus (Bakchos), that is, the noisy or riotous god, which was originally a mere epithet or surname of Dionysus, but does not occur till after the timeMoreThe youthful, beautiful, but effeminate god of wine. He is also called both by Greeks and Romans Bacchus (Bakchos), that is, the noisy or riotous god, which was originally a mere epithet or surname of Dionysus, but does not occur till after the time of Herodotus.

According to the common tradition, Dionysus was the son of Zeus and Semele, the daughter of Cadmus of Thebes (Hom. Hymn. vi. 56- Eurip. Bacch. init.- Apollod. iii. 4. § 3)- whereas others describe him as a son of Zeus by Demeter, Io, Dione, or Arge. BACCHUS with horns, either those of a ram or of a bull. This representation occurs chiefly on coins, but never in statues.



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