[ UK /sˈa‍ɪlənəs/ ]
  1. any of the minor woodland deities who were companions of Dionysus (similar to the satyrs)
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  • The band is amusingly introduced by their MC Silenus director Louis Butelli, doing his best Tom Waits. Michael Giltz: Theater: NYMF #3 -- Chorus Girls, Satyrs, And Song Cycles
  • Silenus is finely painted in the sixth eclogue of Virgil.] 4 Every impartial reader must perceive and condemn the partiality of Julian against his uncle The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • The hitherto silent island of Naxos has startlingly become populated with fauns and maenads and sileni and old Silenus himself swaying inebriate on his donkey.
  • They come upon the Satyrs and their father Silenus, who have been separated from their god Dionysus and enslaved by a Cyclops. Capsule Summaries of the Great Books of the Western World
  • Thus the novel follows the Carthaginian foot soldier, Imco Vaca, and also tells of a Numidian horseman, Tusselo, and of a Greek scribe, Silenus, and of the camp follower, David Durham explains his interest in Hannibal and refutes the historical concept of him as a brutish barbarian.
  • After seeing Push I have no doubt Dakota Fanning or Anna SophiaRobb could pull off a young Aenea, Djimon Hounsou fulfils my imagination of Sergeant Gregorius, Ian Mckellen has the presence and humor to be Martin Silenus, Raul I imagine to be terribly hard to cast, I can't think of anyone established who could do it. Dan Simmons's Hyperion Sci-Fi Series Being Adapted by Warner Bros «
  • Satyrs and nymphs gambol about him harmlessly, and Silenus is a cheerful old soak.
  • Martin Silenus, in The Poet’s Tale, tells of his life as a failed poet who nearly loses his life and then begins his opus that will make him remembered throughout the centuries. 2010 February 15 « The BookBanter Blog
  • We again meet The Consul, Brawne Lamia, Fedmahn Kessad, Sol Weintraub and his daughter Rachel, Martin Silenus, Father Lenar Hoyt, and Het Masteen, the pilgrims all striving to reach and petition the Shrike for their one wish to be granted. The Fall of Hyperion: It’s the End of the World « A Working Title
  • Their chief was called Silenus, a minor deity associated like Hermes and Priapus with fertility. Pan and Satyrs
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