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[1105] Βακχεῖος θεὸς not “the god Βάκχος” (though in Soph. OC 1494 the MSS. give Ποσειδαωνίῳ θεῷ = Ποσειδῶνι), but “the god of the Βάκχοι, ” the god of Bacchic frenzy; HH 19.46 Βάκχειος Διόνυσος”: Soph. OC 678 Βακχιώτας ... Διόνυσος.” Some would always write Βάκχειος (like Ὁμήρειος, Αἰάντειος, etc.): on the other hand, Βακχεῖος is said to have been Attic (cp. Καδμεῖος: see Chandler, Greek Accentuation, §381, 2nd ed.

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