correct reading, probably used absolutely; cf. the ordinary
use of revisere with ad.
annua: etc. doubtless a
typical occasion only, rather than a known festival.
vagus: often used of
the aimless, frenzied rushing to and fro of the god's
followers; cf. Catul. 63.13,
Parnasi: this famous
mountain of Phocis,
the haunt of the gods, rose just behind Delphi.
effusis: etc. cf. the
descripion of the Bacchic rout in vv. 254ff.;
Ov. Fast. 6.514
Thyiades, effusis per sua colla
Delphi: i.e. the
inhabitants of the city; cf.
urbem suam Delphi aucti viribus
, and Grk. *delfoi/
often. The city was early connected with the worship of
Bacchus as of Apollo; cf.