by Erasmus

Virgil describes the cult of Bacchus in the Georgics (2, 380 ff.). Bacchus is the Lydian name of Dionysus, and as this became more popular, the older, bearded figure of the god gave place to the youthful, almost effeminate figure of later Greek sculpture.

Note to My Achievements And Attributes which is Part 2 of Folly Speaks from "The Praise Of Folly"

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