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Bacchus Uncovered: Ancient God of Ecstasy

Season 1
Is there more to Bacchus, the celebrated god of wine, debauchery and excess, than merely being a party animal? Bettany Hughes gets under the skin of the ecstasy god in this revealing BBC history documentary. She learns that alcohol was used to bring communities together and that ecstatic worship was vital to the lives of ancient women. But what’s the connection between Bacchus and Jesus?
20181 episode
TV-PG
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  1. S1 E1 - Bacchus Uncovered: Ancient God of Ecstasy
    April 10, 2018
    59min
    7+
    Is there more to Bacchus, the celebrated god of wine, debauchery and excess, than merely being a party animal? Bettany Hughes gets under the skin of the ecstasy god in this revealing BBC history documentary. She learns that alcohol was used to bring communities together and that ecstatic worship was vital to the lives of ancient women. But what’s the connection between Bacchus and Jesus?
    Free trial of BBC Select

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Audio languages
English
Subtitles
English [CC]
Directors
Nick Gillam-Smith
Starring
Bettany Hughes
Studio
Sandstone Global
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