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 Part 1, we look at Dio’s origin story, his mythography, and how his journey across the ancient world followed in the steps of winemaking. Get the show notes here.