Temple of Bacchus

The Temple of Bacchus is supported by eight Doric columns:

On the decorated traveation we can read the following inscription by Catallus: “Oquid solutes est beatius curis mens onus reponit ac peregrine labore fessi venimus larem ad nostrum desiteratosque acquiescimus lecto” (what is finer than, when work is done, with a mind free of every worry and tired from the effort on behalf of others, than when we return to our homes and lie down to rest on the bed we so desired).*

Temple of Bacchus

In the centre, on a pedestal, there is a fine bronze statue; liberating and proprietary music and dance, with a Satyr supporting Bacchus with his inevitable bunches of grapes. Highly figurative the temple was probably conceived by Lord Grimthorpe as the place where his memory could be preserved. His ashes, upon his express wishes, were buried at the foot of the pedestal.*

Temple of Bacchus

*From the Villa Cimbrone guide leaflet

6 Comments CherryPie on Feb 13th 2018

6 Responses to “Villa Cimbrone – The Temple of Bacchus”

  1. Ginnie says:

    Oh, WOW, Cherry. How beautifully done.

  2. lisl says:

    Lord Grimthorpe must have loved this place.

  3. Just got back from Paris two days ago, saw tons of statues there. :)
    Snowed a lot there too. Yeah, my first Paris in snow!

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