Above the chimney-piece a bloated old man in vineleaves that might be Silenus.
"Henry Brocken" by Walter J. de la Mare
In pictures and sculpture Silenus is usually represented as intoxicated.
"Modern Prose And Poetry; For Secondary Schools" by Various
One of the best classic examples is the drunken Silenus of Herculaneum.
"Atlantis" by Gerhart Hauptmann
Silenus, the Greek rhetor, made the last of the group.
"The Lion's Brood" by Duffield Osborne
Is he not like a Silenus in this?
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume I (of X) - Greece" by Various
The Satyrs were conspicuous figures in the train of Dionysus, and, as we have seen, Silenus their chief was tutor to the wine god.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
Is it Christian history, or the histories of Pan and Silenus?
"Lectures on Architecture and Painting" by John Ruskin
Silenus, at his side, is dangling upon an ass.
"The Temptation of St. Antony" by Gustave Flaubert
Old Silenus offend you?
"The Place of Honeymoons" by Harold MacGrath
The faces became as purple as those of Silenus.
"A Winter Amid the Ice" by Jules Verne
Dear Offspring of pleas'd Venus,
And Jollie, plumpe Silenus ;
Haste, haste, to decke the Haire
Of th' only, sweetly Faire.
"The Rose" by Richard Lovelace
Orgies of vintages, an earthern image of Silenus
Strengthened with rushes, Tegaean Pan,
The small birds of the Cytharean mother,
their Punic faces dyed in the Gorgon's lake;
Nine girls, from as many countrysides
"Homage To Sextus Propertius - II" by Ezra Pound