Manly P Hall Quote The Secret Teaching Of All Ages:
In the Anacalypsis, Godfrey Higgins conclusively establishes Bacchus (Dionysos) as one of the early pagan forms of the Christos myth, "The birthplace of Bacchus, called Sabazius or Sabaoth, was claimed by several places in Greece; but on Mount Zelmisus, in Thrace, his worship seems to have been chiefly celebrated. He was born of a virgin on the 25th of December; he performed great miracles for the good of mankind; particularly one in which he changed water into wine; he rode in a triumphal procession on an butt; he was put to death by the Titans, and rose again from the dead on the 25th of March: he was always called the Saviour. In his mysteries, he was shown to the people, as an infant is by the Christians at this day, on Christmas Day morning in Rome."
Below is quotes from the article I've posted.
The architect of the temple was Hermogenes of Priene who planned it based on his 'eustyle principle' (eustylos meaning the beautiful style). It was an architectural ideal that prescribed a series of proportional relationships that was all derived from the diameter of the column. More precisely, the ideal 'eustyle' intercolumniation (i.e. the space between the columns) should be two-and-a-quarter column-thicknesses and the height of the Ionic column nine-and-a-half times its diameter.
The Temple of Dionysos was built entirely of marble within the borders of a trapezoidal-shaped temenos, on a high crepidoma (i.e. a multilevel platform). The temple was surrounded with 6x11 columns, and the dimensions of its stylobate (i.e. the foundation of a row of classical columns) are 18.50 to 35 meters. These impressive dimensions mean that it was the largest temple to Dionysus in the ancient world. The temenos of the temple was surrounded by four stoas: two Doric ones (north and south) and two Ionic ones (west and east).
Link to the article, https://turkisharcha...e-dionysos-teos
Edited by JohnHermes, 11 September 2019 - 11:51 AM.