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-Tomorrow is the feast of the [[Roman god]] [[Bacchus]], known by the Greeks as the [[Greek god]] [[Dionysus]]. In my hometown Sint Niklaas, there used to be a bar called [[Bacchus]]. That was in the late seventies and early eighties. 
-I had to wait until the 1990s and the first issue of [[Wired Magazine]] to be properly introduced to Bacchus via Camille Paglia's interview on her recently published ''[[Sexual Personae]]'' in which Paglia introduced me to the [[Nietzschean]] [[dichotomy]] of [[Apollonian and Dionysian]].+# ''Used to introduce an interrogative content clause (indirect question) that consists of multiple alternative possibilities, and indicate uncertainty between them''; [[if]].
 +#: ''He chose the correct answer, but '''[[whether]]''' by luck or by skill I don't know.''
 +# ''Used to introduce a yes-or-no interrogative content clause (indirect question) that consists of a single possibility, and indicate uncertainty over it''; [[if]], [[whether or not]].
 +#: ''Do you know '''whether''' he's coming?''
 +# ''Used to introduce multiple alternative possibilities, and indicate the irrelevance of which is the case''; [[regardless]] of whether, [[no matter]] whether.
 +#: ''He's coming, '''whether''' you like it or not.''
-;Popular perceptions of Dionysus and Bacchus 
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-[[Dionysus]] was seen as the god of everything [[uncivilized]], of the [[innate]] [[wildness]] of humanity that the Athenians had tried to control. The [[Dionysia]] was probably a time to let out their inhibitions through highly emotional tragedies or [[irreverent]] comedies. During the ''[[pompe]]'' there was also an element of role-reversal - lower-class citizens could mock and jeer the upper classes, or women could insult their male relatives. This was known as ''[[aischrologia]]'' - αἰσχρολογία or ''[[tothasmos]]'', a concept also found in the [[Eleusinian Mysteries]].  
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-[[Bacchus]] is less wel documented in text, but all the better in painting. His name is connected with ''[[bacchanalia]]'', a term in moderate usage today to indicate any [[drunken]] feast; drunken [[revel]]s; as well as [[binge]]s and [[orgy|orgies]], [[whether]] literally or figuratively. 
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-The '''bacchanalia''' were [[wild]] and [[mystic]] [[festival]]s of the [[Roman mythology|Roman]] and Greek god [[Dionysus|Bacchus]]. Introduced into [[Rome]] from lower [[Italy]] by way of [[Etruria]] (c. [[200 BC]]), the bacchanalia were originally held in [[secret]] and [[women only|only attended by women]]. The festivals occurred on three days of the year in the grove of [[Simila]] near the [[Aventine Hill]], on [[March 16]] and [[March 17]]. Later, admission to the rites was extended to men and celebrations took place five times a month. According to [[Livy]], the extension happened in an era when the leader of the [[Dionysus|Bacchus]] cult was [[Paculla Annia]] - though it is now believed that some men had participated before that.  
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-[[Cecil Taylor]] @80 
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-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cP5L8tjnB6w 
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-Excerpt of [[Ron Mann]]'s [[1981]] "[[Imagine the Sound]]" documentary. 
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-See also: [[free jazz]], [[atonality]], [[avant-garde jazz]] 
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  1. Used to introduce an interrogative content clause (indirect question) that consists of multiple alternative possibilities, and indicate uncertainty between them; if.
    He chose the correct answer, but whether by luck or by skill I don't know.
  2. Used to introduce a yes-or-no interrogative content clause (indirect question) that consists of a single possibility, and indicate uncertainty over it; if, whether or not.
    Do you know whether he's coming?
  3. Used to introduce multiple alternative possibilities, and indicate the irrelevance of which is the case; regardless of whether, no matter whether.
    He's coming, whether you like it or not.




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