Questions tagged [isidore-of-seville]

Questions about the works of Isidore of Seville (c. 560 - 636), who lived in what is now Spain and has been called "the last scholar of the ancient world", or about his life as a writer. Questions regarding his works should be tagged with [latin-literature], since they were all written in the Latin language, not with [spanish-literature].

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Did Isidore of Seville ever claim Roman god of wine, Bacchus, got his name from "baculus" (walking stick)?

On multiple places on-line, including Wikipedia, there is information that Saint Isidore of Seville claimed that the name of the Roman god of wine, Bacchus, got his name from "baculus" ...