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  • Dionysus is the Greek counterpart to the better known Roman Bacchus.
  • The boy with the wild face is Bacchus...
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • She had trained her mind to start all her dreams in her favorite place—the Garden of Bacchus on the tallest hill in New Rome.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • He used to have a predilection for Bacchus.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace

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  • He’s a son of Bacchus, the wine god.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • After her father had departed from life, and the city of Bacchus had become enslaved, long while she wandered through the world.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • He said it was true and by the corpse of Bacchus we would test whether it was true or not.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • "Go with Bacchus," Robert Jordan said in Spanish.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Bacchus, shaker of the ground!
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • Raphael’s face was found boldly executed on the underside of the moulding board, and Bacchus on the head of a beer barrel.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women

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  • Mars, Bacchus, Apollo virorum, hey?
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • In short, in spite of the kind and generous behaviour of Marfa Petrovna, Mr. Svidrigailov’s wife, and all the rest of the household, Dounia had a very hard time, especially when Mr. Svidrigailov, relapsing into his old regimental habits, was under the influence of Bacchus.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • Thee too I call with golden-snooded hair, Whose name our land doth bear, Bacchus to whom thy Maenads Evoe shout; Come with thy bright torch, rout, Blithe god whom we adore, The god whom gods abhor.
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
  • Students, citizens, soldiers, girls and matrons whirled light-heartedly before the inn with the figure of Bacchus for a sign.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • The Greeks tell of King Midas, who had the luck to win from Bacchus the offer of whatsoever boon he might desire.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Come, thou monarch of the vine, Plumpy Bacchus with pink eyne!
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • …about long hunting parties after the milk-white stag who could give you wishes if you caught him; about feasting and treasure-seeking with the wild Red Dwarfs in deep mines and caverns far beneath the forest floor; and then about summer when the woods were green and old Silenus on his fat donkey would come to visit them, and sometimes Bacchus himself, and then the streams would run with wine instead of water and the whole forest would give itself up to jollification for weeks on end.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • They were in the main reduced copies of ancient marbles, and comprised divinities of a very different character from those the girl was accustomed to see portrayed, among them being a Venus of standard pattern, a Diana, and, of the other sex, Apollo, Bacchus, and Mars.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • But drive far off the barbarous dissonance Of Bacchus and his revellers, the race Of that wild rout that tore the Thracian bard In Rhodope, where woods and rocks had ears To rapture, till the savage clamour drowned Both harp and voice; nor could the Muse defend Her son.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • …and Passions of men and beasts; as Sense, Speech, Sex, Lust, Generation, (and this not onely by mixing one with another, to propagate the kind of Gods; but also by mixing with men, and women, to beget mongrill Gods, and but inmates of Heaven, as Bacchus, Hercules, and others;) besides, Anger, Revenge, and other passions of living creatures, and the actions proceeding from them, as Fraud, Theft, Adultery, Sodomie, and any vice that may be taken for an effect of Power, or a cause of…
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • …for Rose’s arrangement of the grapes and pears, of the horny pink-lined shell, of the bananas, made her think of a trophy fetched from the bottom of the sea, of Neptune’s banquet, of the bunch that hangs with vine leaves over the shoulder of Bacchus (in some picture), among the leopard skins and the torches lolloping red and gold…Thus brought up suddenly into the light it seemed possessed of great size and depth, was like a world in which one could take one’s staff and climb hills, she…
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • You heard how Bacchus dealt with the Alodai twins in the Colosseum.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • Thou, Bacchus, god of joys and friendly cheer, And gracious Juno, both be present here!
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • He was called Bacchus.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • The Garden of Bacchus.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • The present chieftain of the tribe was Eliza’s father, the brother of the prophet Bacchus, Major Thomas Pentland.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • "By Bacchus!" says one of them, drawing his clenched hand to his shoulder, "their skulls are not thicker than eggshells."
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • ’By Bacchus!’ he said at last, as if he were forced to the admission, ’I have sometimes had a thought of going to Paris, and perhaps to England.’
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Even drunken Bacchus, Hans Castorp thought, had propped himself on his exuberant companions without losing anything of his divinity, and ultimately it depended on who was drunk—a personality or a tinker.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • The most crudely touched-up photographs were circulated, depicting him dressed as Bacchus with a garland of grapes around his head, cavorting with opulent matrons and athletes of his own sex in a perpetual orgy.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Adams found the total effect greatly to his liking, but thought temples to Venus and Bacchus unnecessary, as mankind had "no need of artificial incitements to such amusements."
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • It adds a precious seeing to the eye; A lover’s eyes will gaze an eagle blind; A lover’s ear will hear the lowest sound, When the suspicious head of theft is stopp’d: Love’s feeling is more soft and sensible Than are the tender horns of cockled snails: Love’s tongue proves dainty Bacchus gross in taste.
    William Shakespeare  --  Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • Bacchus the wine them skinked* all about.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Conrade read the letter, which was in these words: "Aymer, by divine grace, Prior of the Cistertian house of Saint Mary’s of Jorvaulx, to Sir Brian de Bois-Guilbert, a Knight of the holy Order of the Temple, wisheth health, with the bounties of King Bacchus and of my Lady Venus.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • …in the midst of youths and old persons, I see where the strong divine young man the Hercules toil’d faithfully and long and then died, I see the place of the innocent rich life and hapless fate of the beautiful nocturnal son, the full-limb’d Bacchus, I see Kneph, blooming, drest in blue, with the crown of feathers on his head, I see Hermes, unsuspected, dying, well-belov’d, saying to the people Do not weep for me, This is not my true country, I have lived banish’d from my true country,…
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • Extraordinary, isn’t it! A real bogeyman, black as the devil, with a beard growing up to his eyebrows, and calls himself Bacchus!
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • In the central fountain, the little statue of Bacchus spouted water into the basin.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Bacchus or Lupus or Faustus.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • The tide churned uphill toward the Garden of Bacchus—the last remnant of Reyna’s world.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Not Bacchus, I said.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • Yes, Bacchus, he said.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • "Bacchus isn’t so bad," Jason said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • But to return to Bacchus.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • She ran to the fountain of Bacchus and gripped the rim of the basin, staring desperately into the water.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Sounds like Bacchus.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Lord Bacchus, do you remember me?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Bacchus scratched his stubbly chin.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • "No, Lord Bacchus," Jason said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Bacchus winced and pressed his hands to his temples.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Then Bacchus returned to being Bacchus.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
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