The Children of Zeus: Dionysos (page 119)

Chapter 2: The Olympians

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Kallimachos fr 643 pf – Callimachus, ed. R. Pfeiffer, vol. 1 p. 430. Oxford 1949

Nonnos, Dionysiaca 5.563-67

for already Zeus ruling on high intended to make a new Dionysos grow up, a bullshaped copy of the older Dionysos; since he throught with regret of the illfated Zagreus. This was a son born to Zeus in the dragonbed by Persephoneia, the consort of the blackrobed king of the underworld.  Greek Text

Nonnos, Dionysiaca 6.206-10

After the first Dionysos had been slaughtered, Father Zeus learnt the trick of the mirror with its reflected image. He attacked the mother of the Titans with avenging brand, and shut up the murderers of horned Dionysos within the gate of Tartaros. Greek Text

Scholion at Lykophron 355 – Lykophronis Alexandra 2, pp. 137, ed. E. Scheer. Berlin 1908. 

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