Origin of Bacchic
Examples from the Web for bacchic
The Syrian damsels, who appeared at first in the bacchic dance, mingled now with the guests.Quo Vadis|Henryk Sienkiewicz
A political Aristophanes, taking advantage of his lyrical Bacchic licence, was found too much for political Athens.The Short Works of George Meredith|George Meredith
Their movement is tumultuous; but it is a tumult of natural enthusiasm, and not of Bacchic frenzy.
Meanwhile, before the god himself appeared a sound of flutes was heard; the cadence of the Bacchic air proclaimed his coming.The Symposium|Xenophon
The episode of Ariadne and the Bacchic revel (i. 110-112) is in the style of Mantegna's engravings.Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature|John Addington Symonds