On one side we see Dionysus, draped in a colorful
garment, crowned with vine leaves, a bunch of
grapes in one hand, a lifted goblet in the other.
On the other side, we see Apollo, naked, calm
and austere. An angel touches both gods, and
two temple dancers move between them, uniting
joy and discipline in their worshipping art.
Know thyself, says Apollo...
...through ecstasy, says Dionysus...
for a balance of control and release is necessary.
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