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date: 08 August 2020

Dionysia, 

Source:
The Oxford Classical Dictionary
Author(s):
Richard A. S. SeafordRichard A. S. Seaford

Many festivals of *Dionysus had special names, e.g. the *Anthesteria, the *Lenaea, etc. This article concerns those Attic festivals known as (a) τὰ κατ᾽ ἀγροὺς Διονύσια, the Rural Dionysia, and (b) τὰ ἐν ἄστει or τὰ μεγάλα Διονύσια, the City or Great Dionysia. Festivals of Dionysus were widespread throughout the Greek world, but we know most about the ... ...

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