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Image Index > Dionysiac Scenes > Dionysus Gives Wine To Icarius


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In the center, the god Dionysus holds a grapevine and offers a cup to Icarius, whom he has taught the art of winemaking. An ithyphallic satyr approaches from behind Dionysus. Does the satyr's excitement reflect a perception that Dionysus' interest in Icarius is romantic, or merely that sexual excitement is lubricated by wine?


Artist The Affecter
Date c. 530 BCE
   
Museum and Inventory Number London, British Museum B149
   
References and Publications ABV 245.60.
   
Other Views of Same Object 130
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This website makes available to the public the first two chapters of Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents, edited by Thomas K. Hubbard and published by University of California Press in April 2003. The index also lists the rest of the sourcebook's contents; the book may be ordered at www.ucpress.edu, list price $34.95 paperback. In addition, a file of close to 200 pertinent artistic images is assembled, including those published in the sourcebook and many others. Acknowledgement is made to University of California Press for permission to reproduce this material, as well as to the various museums that have granted permission to use their photographic images. Comments may be directed to Prof. Hubbard at tkh@mail.utexas.edu.