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 Dionys’ius (the younger),Diophan’tine Anal’ysis. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The Greek name of Bacchus (q.v.).
Father: Zeus (Jupiter).
Feasts of Bacchus in Rome, Bromalia or Brumalia, in March and September.
Mother: Seml, daughter of Cadmus
Nurse: Brisa.
Owls were his aversion.
Panthers drew his chariot.
Rams were the most general sacrifices offered to him.
Wife: Ariad’n.
   The most famous statue of this god was by Praxitls.   2
   Attalus gave above £18,000 sterling for a painting of the god by Aristds.   3

 Dionys’ius (the younger),Diophan’tine Anal’ysis. 


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