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04:49:00 AM Aug 3rd 2013
"One episode was devoted to Bacchae, and thus featured Bacchus in a major role. As opposed to, say, Dionysus."-Is actually a uniquely complicated case

Bacchus is a actually used in both Greece and Rome, the name probably not being Indo-European in origin at all. The Strictly Roman name for Dionysus was Liber. But they knew the name Bacchus pretty well because of a Bacchus themed cult the migrated into Rom around 200 B.C.
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