Dedication: For the Sodom Circus and their co-whores.
Epigraph: 'In song and dance man expresses himself as a member of a higher community, he has forgotten how to walk and how to speak and is on the way towards flying into the air, dancing. His very gestures express enchantment. Just as the animals now talk, and the earth yields milk and honey, supernatural sounds emanate from him, too: he feels himself a god, he hinself now walks about enchanted, in ecstasy, like the gods he saw walking in his dreams. He is no longer an artist, he has become a work of art: in these paroxysms of intoxication the artistic power of all nature reveals itself to the highest gratification of the primordial unity.' - Nietzsche, The Birth of Tragedy.
Epigraph: ' It is interesting to find that Sydney is a corruption of St Denis .... St Denis was that saint who converted the pagan Gauls to Christianity ... However, the name Denis is yet another corruption of the Martyr's original Athenian name, Dionysius. Thus we may say that Sydney's patron is Dionysius which, in view of the blithe and irrepressible character of the city as it has developed, is gratifyingly suitable.' - Ruth Park, A Companion Guide to Sydney.