As everyone knows, Bacchus is the Roman incarnation of the Greek god Dionysus. He is most frequently referred to as the god of wine, yet his presence was in opposition to Apollonian thought, the use of Reason. To truly understand Dionysian philosophy, read Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy. Dionysus and Bacchus represented much more than the god of wine. It was natural impulses that defined our humanity.
Translation of Names
A little convention: we will not accept translations of names as alternatives in this course. Marcus's name is Marcus, not Mark, and Stephanus is not Stephen or Steven.