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As the wedding party drank and danced like bacchants the freedmen who had once helped Messalina do her dirty work betrayed her.
B17, “¦ and bacchants of pine stand round the well-built house” may represent a criticism of the common ancient belief that a god could assume possession of a physical object so as to offer protection to its possessor.
Phrygians are seen reposing after a festival, bacchants rush in and the wild orgies begin afresh.
He painted all sorts of subjects, but was seen at his best in mythological scenes with groups of drunken satyrs and bacchants, surrounded by a close-placed landscape.
The influence, direct and indirect, of these German philosophers reached far beyond the narrow circle of the bacchants or even the wandbearers of idealism.
In their other religious festivals also, choruses of fauns and bacchants chaunted songs and held up individuals to public ridicule.