A statue of Bacchus.
Bacchus definition by Webster's New World
Gr. & Rom. Myth. the god of wine and revelry: identified with the Greek Dionysus
Origin: Classical Latin ; from Classical Greek Bakchos
Bacchus definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun Greek & Roman Mythology
Bacchus - Cultural Definition
The Greek and Roman god of wine and revelry. He is also known by the Greek name Dionysus.
- In painting, Bacchus is often depicted eating a bunch of grapes and surrounded by satyrs.
- A “bacchanalian” party or feast is marked by unrestrained drunkenness. The name recalls a Roman festival called Bacchanalia.