Roman relief sculpture, Aphrodisias, Turkey. Baby Dionysus is handed from one nymph to another for suckling© Paul Edward Williams 2012

A bearded Silenos gestures excitedly. The scene is set at Nysa in the Meander Valley, where Zeus had his gifted child Dionysos, born to him by Semele and brought up in the wilds out of the view of Hera.