Bacchus and Ariadne

The Triumph of Bacchus and Ariadne by John Flaxman, Jr, for Wedgwood, 1786

Today is Choës, the second day of the festival of Anthesteria. On this night, the Basilinna, ceremonial Queen and wife of the Archon Basileus, ceremonial King and Magistrate of religious rites, became the bride of Dionysus in a sacred ceremony.

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