Bacchanalia


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an orgiastic festival in ancient Greece in honor of Dionysus (= Bacchus)

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a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity

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Songs of bootleg liquor, all-night parties and bacchanalia abound, tapped from a rich musical source.
Thursday night, amid a veritable bacchanalia of nostalgia and fame, the series will crown its 15th and final Idol, capping one of the most successful shows of the modern TV era.
The Carnival celebrations are a raucous, five-day bacchanalia known for street parties and lots of alcohol and kissing.
While Rome had a history of disfavoring new cults on account of their foreignness or tendency to disturb the social order (perhaps the best known example being the banning of the Bacchanalia by the Republic in 186 BC).
Philostratus, Titian, Van Dyck, Watteau, and Manet, among other luminaries, participated in this tradition of escapism in their scenes of Bacchanalia, of the Fete Galante, or even of a Dejeuner surl'herbe.
For some, it will also be the time for getting an acute attack of gout; exquisite pain unmitigated by all the bacchanalia.
The introduction of wine at the Mad Tea Party equates it with the ancient Greco-Roman Bacchanalia, a festival held in honour of the god of wine and madness.
Malting a Drama out of a Crisis: Livy on the Bacchanalia.
A raft of non-fiction books--A Return to Modesty by Wendy Shalit (1999), Unprotected by Miriam Grossman (2006), Unhooked by Laura Sessions Stepp (2007), Hooked by Joe McIlhaney (2008), and many others--have made the empirical case against the ravages of today's youthful bacchanalia.
This emotional charge and dramatic tension are heightened throughout, occasionally degenerating into grotesque bacchanalia.
The movie does feature inordinate amounts of sex, crudeness, and lewdness, but the blatant bacchanalia serves a purpose; like Hieronymus Bosch's vivid depiction of the agonies of hell in The Garden of Earthly Delights (oil-on-wood; 1504), we need to see the full degree to which Belfort and his company flaunted their wealth in order to understand the depths of their depravity.
Over at Galea's establishment, cheese plays a major role in weekly brunching bacchanalia.
Bacchanalia is a mythological festival in honor of Bacchus, the God of wine.
Canvases such as The Bacchanalia on Andros are shown alongside works by Watteau, Manet and Picasso.