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Euripides, Bacchae, 395


τὸ σοφὸν δʼ οὐ σοφίαBut cleverness is not wisdom, nor is thinking on things unfit for mortals. Life is short, and on this account the one who pursues great things does not achieve that which is present. In my opinion


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1. Homer, Iliad, 6.129-6.140 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

6.129. /until this day, but now hast thou come forth far in advance of all in thy hardihood, in that thou abidest my far-shadowing spear. Unhappy are they whose children face my might. But and if thou art one of the immortals come down from heaven, then will I not fight with the heavenly gods. 6.130. /Nay, for even the son of Dryas, mighty Lycurgus, lived not long, seeing that he strove with heavenly gods—he that on a time drave down over the sacred mount of Nysa the nursing mothers of mad Dionysus; and they all let fall to the ground their wands, smitten with an ox-goad by man-slaying Lycurgus. 6.131. /Nay, for even the son of Dryas, mighty Lycurgus, lived not long, seeing that he strove with heavenly gods—he that on a time drave down over the sacred mount of Nysa the nursing mothers of mad Dionysus; and they all let fall to the ground their wands, smitten with an ox-goad by man-slaying Lycurgus. 6.132. /Nay, for even the son of Dryas, mighty Lycurgus, lived not long, seeing that he strove with heavenly gods—he that on a time drave down over the sacred mount of Nysa the nursing mothers of mad Dionysus; and they all let fall to the ground their wands, smitten with an ox-goad by man-slaying Lycurgus. 6.133. /Nay, for even the son of Dryas, mighty Lycurgus, lived not long, seeing that he strove with heavenly gods—he that on a time drave down over the sacred mount of Nysa the nursing mothers of mad Dionysus; and they all let fall to the ground their wands, smitten with an ox-goad by man-slaying Lycurgus. 6.134. /Nay, for even the son of Dryas, mighty Lycurgus, lived not long, seeing that he strove with heavenly gods—he that on a time drave down over the sacred mount of Nysa the nursing mothers of mad Dionysus; and they all let fall to the ground their wands, smitten with an ox-goad by man-slaying Lycurgus. 6.135. /But Dionysus fled, and plunged beneath the wave of the sea, and Thetis received him in her bosom, filled with dread, for mighty terror gat hold of him at the man's threatenings. Then against Lycurgus did the gods that live at ease wax wroth, and the son of Cronos made him blind; 6.136. /But Dionysus fled, and plunged beneath the wave of the sea, and Thetis received him in her bosom, filled with dread, for mighty terror gat hold of him at the man's threatenings. Then against Lycurgus did the gods that live at ease wax wroth, and the son of Cronos made him blind; 6.137. /But Dionysus fled, and plunged beneath the wave of the sea, and Thetis received him in her bosom, filled with dread, for mighty terror gat hold of him at the man's threatenings. Then against Lycurgus did the gods that live at ease wax wroth, and the son of Cronos made him blind; 6.138. /But Dionysus fled, and plunged beneath the wave of the sea, and Thetis received him in her bosom, filled with dread, for mighty terror gat hold of him at the man's threatenings. Then against Lycurgus did the gods that live at ease wax wroth, and the son of Cronos made him blind; 6.139. /But Dionysus fled, and plunged beneath the wave of the sea, and Thetis received him in her bosom, filled with dread, for mighty terror gat hold of him at the man's threatenings. Then against Lycurgus did the gods that live at ease wax wroth, and the son of Cronos made him blind; 6.140. /and he lived not for long, seeing that he was hated of all the immortal gods. So would not I be minded to fight against the blessed gods. But if thou art of men, who eat the fruit of the field, draw nigh, that thou mayest the sooner enter the toils of destruction. Then spake to him the glorious son of Hippolochus:
2. Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 168-183, 218-223, 167 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

167. οὐδʼ ὅστις πάροιθεν ἦν μέγας 167. Not — whosoever was the great of yore
3. Aeschylus, Persians, 821-830, 820 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

820. ὡς οὐχ ὑπέρφευ θνητὸν ὄντα χρὴ φρονεῖν. 820. that mortal man should not vaunt himself excessively. For presumptuous pride, when it has matured, bears as its fruit a crop of calamity, from which it reaps an abundant harvest of tears. Bear in mind that such are the penalties for deeds like these, and hold Athens and Hellas in your memory. Let no one of you
4. Aristophanes, Clouds, 604-606, 603 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

603. Παρνασσίαν θ' ὃς κατέχων
5. Euripides, Bacchae, 10, 1109-1113, 115, 1150-1152, 116-118, 1185, 119-134, 1344-1348, 135-144, 157, 179-186, 196, 2, 200-203, 209-264, 268-271, 3, 309-310, 312-317, 328-394, 396-399, 4, 400-431, 434-469, 5, 530-534, 55-57, 6, 620-641, 647, 670-671, 685, 7, 72-79, 790, 8, 80-81, 810, 82-84, 848, 85-87, 876-881, 890-891, 897-899, 9, 90, 900-901, 91-93, 941-948, 997-998, 1 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1. ἥκω Διὸς παῖς τήνδε Θηβαίων χθόνα 1. I, the son of Zeus, have come to this land of the Thebans—Dionysus, whom once Semele, Kadmos’ daughter, bore, delivered by a lightning-bearing flame. And having taken a mortal form instead of a god’s
6. Euripides, Helen, 1667, 1666 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1666. ὅταν δὲ κάμψῃς καὶ τελευτήσῃς βίον
7. Euripides, Hippolytus, 1424-1430, 1423 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

8. Euripides, Ion, 715-718, 714 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

714. Ho! ye peaks of Parnassu
9. Euripides, Iphigenia At Aulis, 1139 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

10. Euripides, Iphigenia Among The Taurians, 1447-1457, 1446 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

11. Sophocles, Antigone, 1116-1154, 1115 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

12. Thucydides, The History of The Peloponnesian War, 3.82 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

13. New Testament, 1 Corinthians, 1.24 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

1.24. but to thosewho are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is the power of God andthe wisdom of God.


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subject book bibliographic info
aetiological myths/aetia Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 111
anger (orgē) Michalopoulos et al., The Rhetoric of Unity and Division in Ancient Literature (2021) 221
antithesis Michalopoulos et al., The Rhetoric of Unity and Division in Ancient Literature (2021) 221
apollo, dionysus, association with Pucci, Euripides' Revolution Under Cover: An Essay (2016) 157
apollo, sacking of delphi predicted in bacchae Pucci, Euripides' Revolution Under Cover: An Essay (2016) 157
apollo, teiresias in bacchae as prophet of Pucci, Euripides' Revolution Under Cover: An Essay (2016) 157
aristophanes Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 49; Jeong, Pauline Baptism among the Mysteries: Ritual Messages and the Promise of Initiation (2023) 74
artemis Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 111
bacchus Michalopoulos et al., The Rhetoric of Unity and Division in Ancient Literature (2021) 221
bachofen, j. j. Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 49
blasphemy Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 236, 237
body Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 49
cadmus Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 179
causality Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 49
concepts/values/beliefs Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 111, 179
cult-establishment/foundation Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 111
cult/ritual/worship Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 111, 179
dionysus, and hēsychia Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 111
dionysus Michalopoulos et al., The Rhetoric of Unity and Division in Ancient Literature (2021) 221
dumézil, g. Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 49
dyssebeia Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 236
dyssebes phren Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 237
enlightenment, politics and Pucci, Euripides' Revolution Under Cover: An Essay (2016) 158
euripides, bacchae Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 179
euripides Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 49; Jeong, Pauline Baptism among the Mysteries: Ritual Messages and the Promise of Initiation (2023) 74; Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 179
fear Michalopoulos et al., The Rhetoric of Unity and Division in Ancient Literature (2021) 221
fire Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 49
hecuba Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 49
homer Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 111
hubris Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 111
hymn, to hosia Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 237
hypsipyle Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 49
hēsychia/calm life/quietism Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 111, 179
jackson, s. Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 49
jesus christ, and dionysus Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 179
jesus christ, as sophos (wise) Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 179
jesus christ Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 179
joseph of arimathea Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 179
kakos, thinking evil thoughts/badly Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 237
lejnieks, valdis Pucci, Euripides' Revolution Under Cover: An Essay (2016) 179
loraux, n. Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 49
lycurgus, and pentheus Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 111
madness Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 236, 237
martin, r. Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 49
messengers/messenger-speech Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 111
moreau, a. Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 49
myrsilys of methymna Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 49
mystery Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 111
mystery cults, dionysian Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 236, 237
mythology Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 49
noos/nous, seat of purity/impurity, in the bacchae Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 236
pattern (plot/thematic) Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 111
pentheus Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 49; Michalopoulos et al., The Rhetoric of Unity and Division in Ancient Literature (2021) 221; Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 236, 237; Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 111, 179
phren/phrenes, seat of purity/impurity, in the bacchae Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 236, 237
phronēsis Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 111
pohlenz, m. Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 49
polis, cohesion/coherence of Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 111
polydorus Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 49
polymestor Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 49
power Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 49
reception, of concepts and ideas Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 179
redemption Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 179
refiguration Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 111
resemblances, divergences/variations Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 111
resemblances, reception Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 179
rituals, bacchic Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 236, 237
seaford, richard Pucci, Euripides' Revolution Under Cover: An Essay (2016) 157
secret/secrecy Jeong, Pauline Baptism among the Mysteries: Ritual Messages and the Promise of Initiation (2023) 74
semele Pucci, Euripides' Revolution Under Cover: An Essay (2016) 157
snake Del Lucchese, Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture (2019) 49
sophia, wisdom in bacchae Pucci, Euripides' Revolution Under Cover: An Essay (2016) 157, 158, 179
sophia/sophos (wisdom) Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 111, 179
sophism of teiresias in bacchae Pucci, Euripides' Revolution Under Cover: An Essay (2016) 158
sophronein/sophrosyne, in the bacchae Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 237
sparagmos/dismemberment Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 111
sōphrosynē/sōphrōn Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 111, 179
teiresias Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 236, 237; Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 179
thebes Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 236
theologos (iohannes) Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 179
theomachos' Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 236
variations Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 179
war Michalopoulos et al., The Rhetoric of Unity and Division in Ancient Literature (2021) 221
women Michalopoulos et al., The Rhetoric of Unity and Division in Ancient Literature (2021) 221