Dionysius / Dionysiac

(21 words)
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Literary/ Cultural Context Note

The Greek god of vegetation, vineyards, and wine. Dionysian connotes intoxication, ecstasy, frenzy, madness, and the inspiration for music and poetry.
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Citation:
Editors. "Dionysius / Dionysiac". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=279, accessed 01 August 2014.]