περί Βακχῶν (About Bacchantes)

Photo of a 19th century French sculpture of a Bacchante at the National Gallery of Art (© Darryl Smith, 2019) I’ve always been perplexed by how Bacchantes, the female worshippers of Dionysus, have been portrayed in art after the Ancient Greeks. Looking at Greek ceramics and reading Euripides The Bacchae (I’m currently plowing through Nonnus’ … Continue reading περί Βακχῶν (About Bacchantes)