Prohibition of the Bacchanalia in Rome

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Historical Context Note

The Bacchanalia were an ancient Greek cult of Dionysus widespread across Italy. The Roman senate issued a decree against it, probably for political rather than religious reasons.

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Citation:
Bouchard, Elsa. "Prohibition of the Bacchanalia in Rome". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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