rituals for dionysus

At this reply they exacted punishment from the shepherds, and in honour of Erigone instituted a festival day of swinging [i.e. a revel such as I once upon a time witnessed 'on the wagons' in your country [i.e.

Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) : Pausanias, Description of Greece 1.

at our [the Spartans] colony of Tarenton, too, saw the whole city drunk at the Dionysia.

1 : Pausanias, Description of Greece 2. For this reason the name of their city, hitherto called Oreiatae, was changed to Brasiai after the washing up of the chest to land; so too in our time the common word used of the waves casting things ashore is ekbrazein.

", Plato, Laws 637b (trans. "[In Patrai, Akhaia] is also a sanctuary of Dionysos surnamed Kalydonios (of Kalydon), for the image of Dionysos too was brought from Kalydon. 0000023878 00000 n Having prayed that someone of the gods should prove himself a saviour in their present distress, straightway as they advanced they came upon a cave of Dionysos; in the cave was an image of the god, and on this occasion wild she-goats had gathered there to escape from the storm. [which] in my time it was devoted to the worship of Dionysos. "Antinous [a favourite of the Roman Emperor Hadrian] too was deified by them [the people of Mantineia, Arkadia]; his temple is the newest in Mantineia . the Aiora, third day of the Anthesteria] because of the affliction, decreeing that through the grape-harvest they should pour libations to Icarius and Erigone. : Suidas s.v. "Walks have been made along the river [Alpheios in the city of Heraia, Arkadia], separated by myrtles and other cultivated trees; the baths are there, as are also two temples to Dionysos. the Alkyonian Lake [near Amymone, Argolis], through which the Argives say Dionysos went down to Hell to bring up Semele, adding that the descent here was shown him by Palymnos. 21.

19. ", Pausanias, Description of Greece 5. 17. Suda On Line) (Byzantine Greek lexicon C10th A.D.) : 0000010389 00000 n 27. 21. 0000000876 00000 n ", Suidas s.v. A complete bibliography of the translations quoted on this page. For they used to call Dionysos Theoinos.

6 : Pausanias, Description of Greece 7. These Meliasts celebrate the orgies of Dionysos. 25. "In the market-place [of Kythion, Lakedaimonia] they have images of Apollon and of Herakles, and a Dionysos stands near them. 7. . As much of it as can be seen is painted. institution. . In the Nymphon are images of Dionysos, Demeter, and Kore [Persephone], with only their faces exposed.

", Pausanias, Description of Greece 7. Jones) (Greek geographer C1st B.C. Within the precincts are two temples and two statues of Dionysos, the Eleuthereus (Deliverer) and the one Alkamenes made of ivory and gold. ", Suidas s.v. Also [the] Venerable Women, those women consecrated to Dionysos. 7 - 8 : 4 : Pausanias, Description of Greece 5. "After the precinct of Zeus [in Megara] . Godley) (Greek historian C5th B.C.) They are called Lysios (Releasing) and Bakkheios, and I too give the story told about them. ", Pausanias, Description of Greece 3. %%EOF "The Akademia [oustide Athens], once the property of a private individual, but in my time a gymnasium .. there, is a small temple, into which every year on fixed days they carry the image of Dionysus Eleuthereus. When the women detected Pentheus, they immediately dragged him down, and joined in tearing him, living as he was, limb from limb. containing shrines of gods, and a gymnasium called that of Hermes. And so the malady of Eurypylos and the sacrifice of these people came to an end, and the river was given its present name Meilikhos (Soothing). Shorey) (Greek philosopher C4th B.C.) ", Pausanias, Description of Greece 5. The god is of gold and ivory, and by his side are Bakkhanales of white marble. 4 : Pausanias, Description of Greece 8. 1 : Strabo, Geography 8. Brauron : 0000003408 00000 n 1 : Pausanias, Description of Greece 1. They say that the oracle given him was to the effect that where he should come across a people offering a strange sacrifice, there he was to set down the chest and make his home. 34a (trans.

1 - 2 : Pausanias, Description of Greece 5. The first one to finish his drink won, and got a wineskin. ", Pausanias, Description of Greece 3. Being in this condition he did not proceed on his voyage to Thessalia, but made for the town and gulf of Kirrha. The Greeks call such people alétides. A wineskin when heated becomes porous and when inflated it swells, but in the frost it is hardened and frozen . 20. . Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) :

. 5 : Pausanias, Description of Greece 8.

/ Les témoignages iconographiques, culturels, et littéraires attestent l'existence en Grèce centrale et au Péloponnèse d'un rite dans plusieurs mystères dionysiaques au cours duquel on chevauchait un bâton en forme de phallus. "There is also a smallish stone [in Athens], just large enough to serve as a seat to a little man.

"Khoes (Pitchers) : It was a particular festival amongst Athenians, celebrated on the twelfth [day] of [the] month Anthesterion. "Before [the temple of Hera in Argos] it is a grave of women. 0000005310 00000 n Lamb) (Greek philosopher C4th B.C.) 6 - 7 (trans. of Melpomene, the muse of tragedy], on the same principle as they call Apollon Mousegetes (Leader of the Muses) . As you go lower down from Aisymnetes (the Dictator) there is another sanctuary with an image of stone. 17. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) :

"Near to the theater [of Patrai, in Akhaia] there is a precinct sacred to a native lady. "Lênaia : Name of a festival in Athens. 1 (trans. institution, Login via your option. Then, after a long while, first they learned the names of the rest of the gods, which came to them from Egypt, and, much later, the name of Dionysos. Suda On Line) (Byzantine Greek lexicon C10th A.D.) : "[In Pellene, Akhaia] is a sanctuary of Dionysus surnamed Lampteros (Torch). "Polyidos [a mythical king of Megara] also built the sanctuary of Dionysos, and dedicated a wooden image that in our day is covered up except the face, which alone is exposed.

14. 11. 8 : Suidas s.v. With a personal account, you can read up to 100 articles each month for free. 34a (trans. In addition to the performances held during the city Dionysia, plays were also performed at the Peiraios and in the demes. "Lenaia (Of the Wine Vat) : Name of a festival [of Dionysos] in Athens.

"About seven stades distant from Mantineia [in Arkadia], there is a well called the Well of the Meliasts. "Lênaios : A name of Dionysos. When he grew up he made war against the neighboring folk, and rose to great power, setting up moreover a sanctuary of Athena surnamed Narkaia. 13. 31. To this hero sacrifices are offered before they are offered to the god by the daughters of Dionysos and the daughters of Leukippos. "[In Alea, Arkadia] there is a temple of Dionysos with an image. : Pausanias, Description of Greece 1.

They say too that Narkaios and Physkoa were the first to pay worship to Dionysos [in Elis]. The statues of Asklepios and Dionysos are of stone. ", Suidas s.v. 5 : Pausanias, Description of Greece 2. Please note that Phoenix does not normally consider for publication articles of longer than 40 pages in manuscript, nor do we consider material that will be published or is under consideration for publication elsewhere. 31. 23. 23. These tripods were prizes won by dramatic performances supported as a public service by Nikias and his brothers, and they were placed in the precincts of the temple of Dionysos. 23. 1 : . . 1 : Pausanias, Description of Greece 8. 0000023481 00000 n Goats tend towards the rougher and more mountainous [terrain] .

And what do you mean by your saffron robes and your purple and scarlet raiment?’", Pseudo-Hyginus, Fabulae 130 (trans.

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31. Be this as it may, Eurypylos opened the chest, saw the image [of Dionysos], and forthwith on seeing it went mad. Because of this, Father Liber [Dionysos] afflicted the daughters of the Athenians with alike punishment. 0000001329 00000 n Lenobatai :

1 : ", Pausanias, Description of Greece 8. Phellea (trans. "The tomb [in the city of Argos] they call that of the maenad Khorea, saying that she was one of the women who joined Dionysos in his expedition against Argos, and that Perseus, being victorious in the battle, put most of the women to the sword. 23. 2�0 �@� �@� �@� � �oM� �@� �@� �@� f���_��W�+��� Here also is Pegasos of Eleutherai, who introduced the god [Dionysos] to the Athenians. The image at Eleutherai at the present day is a copy of the old one. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) : : Pausanias, Description of Greece 2.

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3 - 4 : Pausanias, Description of Greece 3. "Askos en pakhnêi (a wine skin in a frost) : . 21 (trans. ", Herodotus, Histories 5.

2 : Pausanias, Description of Greece 2. It was afterwards called the precinct of Kres (the Kretan), because, when Ariadne died, Dionysos buried her here. 23. His parents are Zeus and Semele, the Princess of Thebes. 53. In the Classical and Hellenstic eras, on the other hand, he was usually depicted as a pretty, effeminate youth holding a bunch of grapes.

"They [certain Athenians] had farmed out their ears to listen to every chorus in the land, they run about to all the Dionysiac festivals, never missing one, either in the towns or in the country-villages." ", Pausanias, Description of Greece 6. ", Suidas s.v. .

. For when the Greeks, as they were returning from Troy, met with the shipwreck at Kaphereus, those of the Argives who were able to escape to land suffered from cold and hunger. Ce rite, que les auteurs grecs croyaient, peut-être à raison, originaire d'Égypte, doit s'expliquer comme une expression de l'"interstructure" dionysiaque. ", Pausanias, Description of Greece 5. ", Pausanias, Description of Greece 5. 2 : 14. 6 : "From the gate to the Kerameikos [in Athens] there are porticoes . "As you go from here [leaving the city of Argos] along a road called Hollow there is on the right a temple of Dionysos; the image, they say, is from Euboia. "[In Sparta] is what is called Kolona (the Knoll), with a temple of Dionysos Kolonates (of the Knoll), by which is a precinct of the hero who they say guided Dionysos on the way to Sparta. Aelian [writes] : ‘And to be sure, he broke into the [Athenian] temple and carried off a chariot [sculpted] from Parian marble that had been dedicated to Dionysos, a marvelous work.’", Pausanias, Description of Greece 1. 10 : But there are two other accounts of it. ", Herodotus, Histories 2. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) : Pausanias, Description of Greece 2. ", Pausanias, Description of Greece 7. 6 - 20. 46. "By the sacred enclosure of Pelops [in Olympia, Elis] is an altar of Dionysos and the Kharites (Graces) in common. "[In Elis] is a sanctuary of Dionysos Leukyanites, whereby flows a river Leukyanias. He also said that both he himself and other Argives had seen it.

"Melanaigis Dionysos : Dionysos of the Black Aigis (Goat-skin). 19. The surname of the god inside the chest is Aisymnetes (Dictator), and his chief attendants are nine men, elected by the people from all the citizens for their reputation, and women equal in number to the men. : 2 - 3 : Pausanias, Description of Greece 1. Herodotus, Histories 2. :

", Pausanias, Description of Greece 2. 20. . ", Pausanias, Description of Greece 2.


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