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 (dī′ə-nī′səs, -nē′-)
n. Greek & Roman Mythology
The god of wine and of an orgiastic religion celebrating the power and fertility of nature. Also called Bacchus.

[Latin Dionȳsus, from Greek Dionūsos.]
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(Classical Myth & Legend) the Greek god of wine, fruitfulness, and vegetation, worshipped in orgiastic rites. He was also known as the bestower of ecstasy and god of the drama, and identified with Bacchus
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or Di•o•ny•sos

(ˌdaɪ əˈnaɪ səs)

an ancient Greek and Roman fertility god, associated esp. with the vine and wine.
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Noun1.Dionysus - (Greek mythology) god of wine and fertility and dramaDionysus - (Greek mythology) god of wine and fertility and drama; the Greek name of Bacchus
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
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Features include a map of ancient Greece, chronology of Aristophones' life and times, schematic drawing of the Theater of Dionysos at Athens, recommended cuts and actor doublings, glossaries, and a bibliography.
Our guided tour took us next to the Dionysos theatre, which once hosted the plays of Euripedes and Sophocles, and then on to the Panathinion Stadium constructed in 1896 for the first modern Olympic Games.
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The premier hotel in the group in Cyprus, the Columbia Beach Resort, is a luxury hideaway located on the south west coast of the island in Pissouri Bay The hotel has received wide acclaim for the standard of cuisine, particularly for its highly original and flavoursome gastronomic fayre at the Dionysos restaurant, run by chef Ioannis Yiakoumides.
Theatre of Dionysos: Situated in the city centre, the Theatre of Dionysos was originally a timber structure that was constructed after the Festival of Dionysia, some time around 600 BC.
Flying from Glasgow to Crete on May 1, seven nights in three-star Dionysos apartments in Stalis, selfcatering, costs pounds 179pp.
Seven nights self-catering in Crete at three-star Dionysos Apartments in Stalis, pounds 189 per person.
I started with the Villa of Dionysos near Paphos harbour where the beautifully preserved mosaic pavements are among the finest in the Med.
Dionysos Nathan Lane Xanthias Roger Raft Herakles Burke Moses Charon, Aeakos John Byner Pluto Peter Bartlett George Bernard Shaw Daniel Davis William Shakespeare Michael Siberry The dramatic question at the heart of this politically pointed musical comedy is: Which playwright would you bring back from hell to save mankind, George Bernard Shaw or William Shakespeare?
We sought longevity and beauty with a dip at the stunning Baths of Aphrodite, marvelled at the rare Byzantine architecture and paintings at the Ayios Neofytos Monastery, and stepped back in time with a visit to the ruins of the ancient house of Greek goddess Dionysos.
Mr David sees the future of his village in revived winemaking traditions, encouraged by the partnership which Mr de Poix struck with the local state-run vineyard, Dionysos.