Bacchus by Andrew Dalby
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By Andrew Dalby


A Biography

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Bacchus by Andrew Dalby

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This is the life story of the wine god Bacchus-seducer, magician, and merrymaker-as never told before. Tales of his bizarre birth from a womb fashioned in his father Zeus's thigh led to even stranger stories, passed down through generations of dramatists, poets, storytellers, and historians. Bacchus is best remembered, however, for his gift of wine to humanity. With it he brought not only pleasure but also savagery and death. Pentheus, for example, was torn apart at the hands of his own mother and her fellow Maenads in the midst of a Bacchic frenzy. In this highly enjoyable biography, Andrew Dalby weaves together these and other intriguing episodes from Bacchus's life-from his youth spent on Mount Nysa among nymphs and satyrs to his relentless pursuit by the goddess Hera to Bacchus's many amorous exploits-bringing the wild and powerful wine god to life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780892367429
ISBN-10: 0892367423
Format: Paperback
(222mm x 146mm x 13mm)
Pages: 168
Imprint: Getty Publishing
Publisher: Getty Trust Publications
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Features a collection of recipes from every strata of classical civilization, all accessible to the contemporary cook. This book can prove that we can still enjoy Terrine of Asparagus, Sweet Wine Cakes, Olive Relish or even Toronaean Shark. It offers adaptations of 49 sumptuous dishes.

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Author Biography - Andrew Dalby

Andrew Dalby, an ancient historian by training, writes on the history of food and the history of languages. His books include Language in Danger, Dangerous Tastes: The Story of Spices, and Empire of Pleasures: Luxury and Indulgence in the Roman World.

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