"I'm more in the mood for looking at things than for speaking" (1)
|Dionysus raised by Bacchantes|
" [..] The implicit response to Christianity in pagan motifs is equally apparent in [...] depicting the infant Dionysus.[...]
[Christian echoes] in the redemptive role of Dionysus: "Bacchus our lord shed tears, so that he might bring an end to the tears of mortals."
Pagan gods had certainly not traditionally taken upon themselves the tribulations of mortals." (2)
(1) from "Pictured" by C.P. Cavafy
(2) from "Hellenism in Late Antiquity" by G.W. Bowersock