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2014-06-19 08:25:04

The mysterious dance music producer Dionysus shows his face. LOS ANGELES, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an unexpected move, the mysterious electronic dance music artist Dionysus reveals himself. Until now, no official photos have been released of Dionysus. With only a few days before his Japan tour, Dionysus releases close up shots of his face. Dionysus has been keeping a secret... There are diamonds embedded in his smile. So, it seems that the Greek party god will be grinning...

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2010-09-16 12:16:02

A wall painting (fresco) of Tyche, the Greek goddess of fortune, was exposed during the 11th season of excavation at the Sussita site, on the east shore of the Sea of Galilee, which was conducted by researchers of the University of Haifa. Another female figure was found during this season, of a maenad, one of the companions of the wine god Dionysus. "It is interesting to see that although the private residence in which two goddesses were found was in existence during the Byzantine period,...

2010-09-03 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, United Kingdom, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the Athenian wine-mixing krater in the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA). In 1983 the Minneapolis Institute of Art acquired an Athenian red-figured krater. The outside was painted with scenes showing Dionysos, the Greek god associated with drinking. He was surrounded with his followers, maenads and satyrs. One of the maenads, a female follower of Dionysos, is shown carrying a young satyr on her...

2010-06-21 15:49:50

A new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, shows that, in contrast to traditional scholarly claims, Dionysian cultic activities may very well have occurred in archaic Rome in the decades around 500 BC. A strong scholarly tradition rooted in the 19th century denies the presence of Dionysian ecstatic rites, cults, and satyr plays in Roman society. Although people in nearby societies evidently engaged in such behaviour around the same time in history, the Romans simply did...

2008-08-27 09:00:59

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The theatre of Dionysus. Roman gladiator shows. The Olympics. These are just a few of the storied pieces of Greek and Roman myth and history that continue to shape events and customs today in the modern world. But would you believe that all of the above actually have origins in Africa? And that Africa is the actual birthplace of the Greek and Roman classics? Author, scholar and lecturer GJK Campbell-Dunn explores the possibilities...

2008-06-27 06:02:38

By Joyce McMillan THE BACCHAE **** HIS MAJESTY'S THEATRE, ABERDEEN ANTHONY AND CLEOPATRA **** ORAN MOR, GLASGOW FEAST *** ARTA, GLASGOW IT WAS a fabulous, gaudy night in Aberdeen when Alan Cumming climbed back into his famous gold kilt, descended upside-down and bare-bottomed to the stage like a true Hollywood god diving to Earth, and gave the city's audiences a performance to remember, in the revival of the National Theatre of Scotland's controversial and spectacular version...

2007-02-16 18:49:24

ATHENS, Greece - Sections of an ancient Greek theater were discovered on Thursday during construction work in an Athens suburb, archaeologists said. Until now, only two such buildings were known in the ancient city where western theater originated more than 2,500 years ago. Fifteen rows of concentric stone seats have been located so far in the northwestern suburb of Menidi, according to Vivi Vassilopoulou, Greece's general director of antiquities. "Another section appears to lie under a...


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