free Bacchus , Bacchus pdf, Bacchus pdf free,Bacchus pdf download, Bacchus epub, Bacchus ebook, Bacchus read online, Bacchus pdf download, Bacchus epub, Bacchus kindle, Bacchus Mobi – Download Bacchus By Andrew Dalby Jobs In Kingston.co.uk The Story Of The God Bacchus, Also Known As Dionysos, Begins On The Banks Of The River Asopos At Thebes, Where Zeus, All Seeing King Of The Gods, Caught Sight Of The Beautiful Mortal Semele And Vowed To Make Her His The Baby Bacchus Was The Result Of Their Brief Affair, Delivered, It Is Said, From A Womb Fashioned In His Father S Thigh And With Tiny Horns Protruding From His Head Thus A Strange Beginning Was To Lead To Even Stranger Tales, Passed Down Through Generations Of Dramatists, Poets, Story Tellers, And Historians, Until Today They May Seem To Be Mere Myths From A Long Ago World Pieced Together Here, They Tell Of Bacchus S Youth Spent On Mount Nysa Among The Nymphs And Satyrs Of His Relentless Pursuit By The Goddess Hera, Consumed With Fury At Her Husband Zeus S Waywardness Of Bacchus S Victory Over India And Other Lands While Still A Mortal And Of His Many Love Affairs, Most Famously With Ariadne, Whom He Rescued From The Shores Of Naxos After Her Cruel Abandonment By Theseus But Bacchus Is Perhaps Best Remembered For His Gift To Humanity Of Wine With It He Brought Pleasure, But Also Savagery And Death Witness The Tragedy Of Pentheus, Torn Apart At The Hands Of His Own Mother And Her Fellow Maenads In The Midst Of A Bacchic Frenzy With Many Other Such Intriguing Episodes Drawn From An Astonishing Range Of Sources Even Including Obscure And Fragmentary Records Detailing The Very Songs Chanted By Initiates At Such Secret Rites This Biography Brings The Strangely Powerful Wine God To Life As Never Before. This was a great refresher from some of Dalby s heavier books Bacchus just tells the tale of Bacchus There are a few digressions when legends differ but everything is covered in an easy narrative format that lets you sit back and en
An excellent reference for the life, myths, and cults of the god Dionysus.
- 168 pages
- Andrew Dalby
- 21 April 2017 Andrew Dalby