Old Silenus


Mark Cartwright
published on 08 October 2013

A statue of a comic actor in the costume of Old Silenus, a companion and teacher of Dionysos, the god of wine. He holds a drum and has an empty wine skin over his shoulder. 2nd-1st century BCE, Delos. (Site Museum, Delos)

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2013, October 08). Old Silenus. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2090/old-silenus/

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Cartwright, Mark. "Old Silenus." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 08, 2013. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2090/old-silenus/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Old Silenus." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 08 Oct 2013. Web. 20 May 2022.