The Ancient Festivals Of Dionysus In Athens: ‘Euhoi Bacchoi’

The festival circuit of the golden age of ancient Greece was a busy one, especially for the residents of Athens. Dionysus, the god of wine and ecstasy, provided the Athenians with a great excuse to let loose from societal constraints and indulge in what was usually considered taboo. In this article, we will look at a few of these festivals of Dionysus, trying to answer the following questions: What exactly took place in these – often secretive – events of the cult of Dionysus, and why did the...

The Ancient Festivals Of Dionysus In Athens: ‘Euhoi Bacchoi’

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