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[3] For all Asia, like the famous city of Sophocles,1
was filled alike with incense offerings,
Alike with paeans, too, and voice of heavy groans.
At any rate, when Antony made his entry into Ephesus, women arrayed like Bacchanals, and men and boys like Satyrs and Pans, led the way before him, and the city was full of ivy and thyrsus-wands and harps and pipes and flutes, the people hailing him as Dionysus Giver of Joy and Beneficent. For he was such, undoubtedly, to some; but to the greater part he was Dionysus Carnivorous and Savage.

1 Thebes, in the Oedipus Rex, 4.

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