bacchant

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  • noun

Synonyms for bacchant

someone who engages in drinking bouts

a drunken reveller

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(classical mythology) a priest or votary of Bacchus

References in periodicals archive ?
Verrall, "The Bacchants of Euripides," in "The Bacchants of Euripides" and Other Essays (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1910), 1-160.
Several groups of satyrs punctuate the ranks, but the bacchants appear only once within this lavish retinue.
Not only does the name Preta ("black" in Portuguese) suggest the racial focus apparent in the title of Camus's film, but the theme of dismemberment also alludes to Orpheus's death at the hands of the Bacchants, who, according to one version of the myth, rip him into pieces.
Where am I going, how do I stumble, bereft of my children, torn apart by these Bacchants of hell?
In Poliziano's La fabula, "the frenzy of the Bacchants textually recalls Poliziano's own account of the Pazzi conspiracy" (21), and the play, while not denying the empirical world, "marks the emergence of the world as fable, the world as a language construction" (23).