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Bacchus: A Biography
Bacchus: A Biography by Andrew Dalby 0892367423 9780892367429
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Bacchus: A Biography by Andrew Dalby

This is the life story of the wine god Bacchus-seducer, magician, and merrymaker-as never told before. Tales of his bizarre birth from a womb fashioned in his father Zeuss thigh led to even stranger stories, passed down through generations of dramatists, poets, storytellers, and historians. Bacchus is best remembered, however, for his gift of wine to humanity. With it he brought not only pleasure but also savagery and death. Pentheus, for example, was torn apart at the hands of his own mother and her fellow Maenads in the midst of a Bacchic frenzy. In this highly enjoyable biography, Andrew Dalby weaves together these and other intriguing episodes from Bacchuss life-from his youth spent on Mount Nysa among nymphs and satyrs to his relentless pursuit by the goddess Hera to Bacchuss many amorous exploits-bringing the wild and powerful wine god to life.

Author: Andrew Dalby

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 168

Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum

Publication Date: 2004-03-25

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ISBN: 0892367423

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