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Euripides, Bacchae, 1160


βάκχαι ΚαδμεῖαιKadmean Bacchae, you have accomplished a glorious victory, but one that brings woe and tears. It is a noble contest to cover one’s dripping hands with the blood of one’s own son. Chorus Leader


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1. Archilochus, Fragments, 119 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

2. Archilochus, Fragments, 119 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

3. Aeschylus, Eumenides, 25 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

25. ἐξ οὗτε Βάκχαις ἐστρατήγησεν θεός 25. ever since he, as a god, led the Bacchantes in war, and contrived for Pentheus death as of a hunted hare. I call on the streams of Pleistus and the strength of Poseidon, and highest Zeus, the Fulfiller; and then I take my seat as prophetess upon my throne.
4. Aristophanes, Acharnians, 1228, 1230-1231, 1233, 1227 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1227. ὁρᾶτε τουτονὶ κενόν. τήνελλα καλλίνικος.
5. Aristophanes, Birds, 1764 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1764. τήνελλα καλλίνικος, ὦ
6. Aristophanes, Lysistrata, 1313 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1313. θυρσαδδωᾶν καὶ παιδδωᾶν.
7. Aristophanes, Clouds, 605 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

605. Βάκχαις Δελφίσιν ἐμπρέπων
8. Euripides, Bacchae, 1027-1029, 1046-1050, 107-108, 1089, 1093, 1124, 1131, 1145, 1147, 1153-1155, 1159, 1168, 1189, 1224, 129, 1387, 152-153, 169, 195, 225, 259, 366, 415, 443, 491, 499, 51, 529-530, 578, 605, 62, 623, 632, 664, 67-68, 690, 735, 759, 779, 785, 791, 799, 83, 837, 842, 847, 915, 940, 942, 946, 987, 998, 1020 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1020. ἴθʼ, ὦ Βάκχε, θηραγρευτᾷ βακχᾶν 1020. Go, Bacchus, with smiling face throw a deadly noose around the hunter of the Bacchae as he falls beneath the flock of Maenads. Second Messenger
9. Euripides, Cyclops, 156, 38, 446, 64, 709, 72, 143 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

143. ὁ Βακχίου παῖς, ὡς σαφέστερον μάθῃς. 143. The son of the Bacchic god, that thou mayst learn more certainly. Silenu
10. Euripides, Hecuba, 121, 1076 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1076. ποῖ πᾷ φέρομαι τέκν' ἔρημα λιπὼν
11. Euripides, Helen, 543 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

543. οὐχ ὡς δρομαία πῶλος ἢ Βάκχη θεοῦ
12. Euripides, Hercules Furens, 1119 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1119. I will explain, if you are no longer mad as a fiend of hell. Heracle
13. Euripides, Hippolytus, 560, 551 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

14. Euripides, Ion, 552-553, 716-717, 550 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

550. Didst thou in days gone by come to the Pythian rock? Xuthu
15. Euripides, Iphigenia Among The Taurians, 953, 164 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

16. Euripides, Phoenician Women, 1489 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

17. Euripides, Rhesus, 972 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

972. As under far Pangaion Orpheus lies
18. Plato, Phaedo, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

69c. from all these things, and self-restraint and justice and courage and wisdom itself are a kind of purification. And I fancy that those men who established the mysteries were not unenlightened, but in reality had a hidden meaning when they said long ago that whoever goes uninitiated and unsanctified to the other world will lie in the mire, but he who arrives there initiated and purified will dwell with the gods. For as they say in the mysteries, the thyrsus-bearers are many, but the mystics few ;
19. Plato, Phaedrus, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

253a. they seek after information themselves, and when they search eagerly within themselves to find the nature of their god, they are successful, because they have been compelled to keep their eyes fixed upon the god, and as they reach and grasp him by memory they are inspired and receive from him character and habits, so far as it is possible for a man to have part in God. Now they consider the beloved the cause of all this, so they love him more than before, and if they draw the waters of their inspiration from Zeus, like the bacchantes, they pour it out upon the beloved and make him, so far as possible, like their god.
20. Sophocles, Antigone, 154, 1122 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

21. Sophocles, Oedipus The King, 211 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

22. Demosthenes, Orations, 21.52 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

23. Orphic Hymns., Fragments, 474.15-474.16



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
agave Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 135
apollo, apollonian, apolline Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
bacchants, bacchae, bacchai Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
bacchus, bacchius Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
bacchus, βάκχος Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
berezan Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
chorus χορός, choral Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
cithaeron Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 134
classical Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
comedy Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
context/environment/milieu, socio-cultural, ideological Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 135
dionysos, dionysos baccheios Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
dionysos, dionysos bacchios Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
dionysos, dionysos bacchos Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
dionysos, dionysos bromios Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
dionysos Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
elegy Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
epigram Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
forgiveness Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 135
hipponion Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
interrogation (-scene) Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 134
jesus christ Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 134, 135
joseph of arimathea Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 135
lyric Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
messengers/messenger-speech Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 134, 135
olbia/pontic olbia, olbian Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
orphism, orphic Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
pentheus Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 134, 135
peter st. Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 135
philosophy Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
reception, of dramatic situations and themes Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 134, 135
refiguration Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 135
replacement/substitution of names Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 134
resemblances, reception Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 134, 135
resemblances Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 134
satyr drama, satyr-play Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
sparagmos/dismemberment Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 134, 135
theotokos (mother of god), and the chorus Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 135
theotokos (mother of god) Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 135
tragedy, tragic Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41
variations Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 134
wine' Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 41