RE-RELEASE: Dionysus Part 1: Have You Heard the Good News (About Me?)


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By Ancient History Fangirl, Jenny Williamson, and Genn McMenemy. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

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Forget what you thought you knew about Dionysus and his cozy wine-drinking image. This is the Dionysus of Thrace. The Dionysus of Mithradates. Of Spartacus. Of revolutionaries across the classical world. This is the story of how one wandering god inspired people to rise up against injustice.

In this episode, we look at Dio's origin story, his mythography, and how his journey across the ancient world followed in the steps of winemaking.

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