Dionysius / Dionysiac (21 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Note

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  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume : WORLD HISTORY AND IDEAS: A CROSS-CULTURAL VOLUME.


The Greek god of vegetation, vineyards, and wine. Dionysian connotes intoxication, ecstasy, frenzy, madness, and the inspiration for music and poetry.

Editors. "Dionysius / Dionysiac". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=279, accessed 21 October 2016.]