Who's Who of Egyptian people, queens and family: Callixeinos

Callixeinos of Rhodes

Ptolemaic Dynasty

Callixeinos of Rhodes was an author who described the great procession of Ptolemy II Philadelphus, saying that a cult of Dionysus is the focal point and the floats exhibited extravagant scenarios of the god and his cult-followers, the grape harvest, and enormous golden phallus fifty meters long with a gold star three meters in circumference at the end, to emphasize the priapic aspect of his worship.

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Last Updated: June 20th, 2011

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