Un actor discret al războaielor mithridatice: sacerdoțiul dionysiaco-apollinic (I)


In the confrontation between the Hellenistic commonwealth and Rome’s increasing power, which overlapped the political movements that annihilated the republican regime in Italy, the religious institutions seem to have played a more important role than it was believed. The fact that Mithridates Eupator (the initiator of the political programme under which Burebista’s united tribes developed) also bore the surname Dionysus reveals deeper connections.