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Euripides, Bacchae, 451-460


μέθεσθε χειρῶν τοῦδʼ· ἐν ἄρκυσιν γὰρ ὢνRelease his hands, for caught in the nets he is not so swift as to escape me. But your body is not ill-formed, stranger, for women’s purposes, for which reason you have come to Thebes .


οὐκ ἔστιν οὕτως ὠκὺς ὥστε μʼ ἐκφυγεῖν.Release his hands, for caught in the nets he is not so swift as to escape me. But your body is not ill-formed, stranger, for women’s purposes, for which reason you have come to Thebes .


nanRelease his hands, for caught in the nets he is not so swift as to escape me. But your body is not ill-formed, stranger, for women’s purposes, for which reason you have come to Thebes .


ὡς ἐς γυναῖκας, ἐφʼ ὅπερ ἐς Θήβας πάρει·Release his hands, for caught in the nets he is not so swift as to escape me. But your body is not ill-formed, stranger, for women’s purposes, for which reason you have come to Thebes .


πλόκαμός τε γάρ σου ταναός, οὐ πάλης ὕποFor your hair is long, not through wrestling, scattered over your cheeks, full of desire; and you have a white skin from careful preparation, hunting after Aphrodite by your beauty not exposed to strokes of the sun, but beneath the shade.


γένυν παρʼ αὐτὴν κεχυμένος, πόθου πλέως·For your hair is long, not through wrestling, scattered over your cheeks, full of desire; and you have a white skin from careful preparation, hunting after Aphrodite by your beauty not exposed to strokes of the sun, but beneath the shade.


λευκὴν δὲ χροιὰν ἐκ παρασκευῆς ἔχειςFor your hair is long, not through wrestling, scattered over your cheeks, full of desire; and you have a white skin from careful preparation, hunting after Aphrodite by your beauty not exposed to strokes of the sun, but beneath the shade.


οὐχ ἡλίου βολαῖσιν, ἀλλʼ ὑπὸ σκιᾶςFor your hair is long, not through wrestling, scattered over your cheeks, full of desire; and you have a white skin from careful preparation, hunting after Aphrodite by your beauty not exposed to strokes of the sun, but beneath the shade.


τὴν Ἀφροδίτην καλλονῇ θηρώμενος.For your hair is long, not through wrestling, scattered over your cheeks, full of desire; and you have a white skin from careful preparation, hunting after Aphrodite by your beauty not exposed to strokes of the sun, but beneath the shade.


πρῶτον μὲν οὖν μοι λέξον ὅστις εἶ γένος. ΔιόνυσοςFirst then tell me who your family is. Dionysu


Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

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1. Euripides, Bacchae, 116-119, 150, 200-203, 234-236, 274-285, 330-431, 434-450, 452-491, 493-494, 498-502, 506-507, 511-514, 518, 576-656, 664-671, 676-861, 912-976, 980, 115 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

115. Βρόμιος ὅστις ἄγῃ θιάσουσ— 115. whoever leads the sacred band is Bromius—to the mountain, to the mountain, where the crowd of women waits, goaded away from their weaving by Dionysus. Choru
2. Euripides, Ion, 30 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

30. that dwell in glorious Athens, for well thou knowest Athena’s city, and take a new-born babe from out the hollow rock, his cradle and his swaddling-clothes as well, and bear him to my prophetic shrine at Delphi, and set him at the entering-in of my temple.
3. Euripides, Phoenician Women, 40 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

4. Ovid, Metamorphoses, 3.660-3.669 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

5. Apollodorus, Bibliotheca, 3.5.1 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

3.5.1. Διόνυσος δὲ εὑρετὴς ἀμπέλου γενόμενος, Ἥρας μανίαν αὐτῷ ἐμβαλούσης περιπλανᾶται Αἴγυπτόν τε καὶ Συρίαν. καὶ τὸ μὲν πρῶτον Πρωτεὺς αὐτὸν ὑποδέχεται βασιλεὺς Αἰγυπτίων, αὖθις δὲ εἰς Κύβελα τῆς Φρυγίας ἀφικνεῖται, κἀκεῖ καθαρθεὶς ὑπὸ Ῥέας καὶ τὰς τελετὰς ἐκμαθών, καὶ λαβὼν παρʼ ἐκείνης τὴν στολήν, ἐπὶ Ἰνδοὺς 1 -- διὰ τῆς Θράκης ἠπείγετο. Λυκοῦργος δὲ παῖς Δρύαντος, Ἠδωνῶν βασιλεύων, οἳ Στρυμόνα ποταμὸν παροικοῦσι, πρῶτος ὑβρίσας ἐξέβαλεν αὐτόν. καὶ Διόνυσος μὲν εἰς θάλασσαν πρὸς Θέτιν τὴν Νηρέως κατέφυγε, Βάκχαι δὲ ἐγένοντο αἰχμάλωτοι καὶ τὸ συνεπόμενον Σατύρων πλῆθος αὐτῷ. αὖθις δὲ αἱ Βάκχαι ἐλύθησαν ἐξαίφνης, Λυκούργῳ δὲ μανίαν ἐνεποίησε 2 -- Διόνυσος. ὁ δὲ μεμηνὼς Δρύαντα τὸν παῖδα, ἀμπέλου νομίζων κλῆμα κόπτειν, πελέκει πλήξας ἀπέκτεινε, καὶ ἀκρωτηριάσας αὐτὸν ἐσωφρόνησε. 1 -- τῆς δὲ γῆς ἀκάρπου μενούσης, ἔχρησεν ὁ θεὸς καρποφορήσειν αὐτήν, ἂν θανατωθῇ Λυκοῦργος. Ἠδωνοὶ δὲ ἀκούσαντες εἰς τὸ Παγγαῖον αὐτὸν ἀπαγαγόντες ὄρος ἔδησαν, κἀκεῖ κατὰ Διονύσου βούλησιν ὑπὸ ἵππων διαφθαρεὶς ἀπέθανε.
6. New Testament, Acts, 17.6 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

17.6. When they didn't find them, they dragged Jason and certain brothers before the rulers of the city, crying, "These who have turned the world upside down have come here also
7. New Testament, John, 7.30, 8.20, 8.59, 18.3 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

7.30. They sought therefore to take him; but no one laid a hand on him, because his hour had not yet come. 8.20. Jesus spoke these words in the treasury, as he taught in the temple. Yet no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come. 8.59. Therefore they took up stones to throw at him, but Jesus was hidden, and went out of the temple, having gone through the midst of them, and so passed by. 18.3. Judas then, having taken a detachment of soldiers and officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, came there with lanterns, torches, and weapons.
8. Plutarch, On Isis And Osiris, None (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

9. Achilles Tatius, The Adventures of Leucippe And Cleitophon, 2.2.4 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

10. Nonnus, Dionysiaca, 45.105 (4th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
aeschylus Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 27
agave Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 126, 138
ananke(necessity) Pucci, Euripides' Revolution Under Cover: An Essay (2016) 148
anger (orgē) Michalopoulos et al., The Rhetoric of Unity and Division in Ancient Literature (2021) 221
anthropomorphism, conflation/split of divine image with cosmic principle Pucci, Euripides' Revolution Under Cover: An Essay (2016) 148
anthropomorphism, dual cosmic/anthropomorphic divinity in bacchae Pucci, Euripides' Revolution Under Cover: An Essay (2016) 148
antiquity, late antiquity Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 467
antiquity Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 467
antithesis Michalopoulos et al., The Rhetoric of Unity and Division in Ancient Literature (2021) 221
aphrodite, dual anthropomorphic and cosmic nature of Pucci, Euripides' Revolution Under Cover: An Essay (2016) 148
babylonian Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 467
bacchants, bacchae, bacchai Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 467
bacchus Michalopoulos et al., The Rhetoric of Unity and Division in Ancient Literature (2021) 221
cana, marriage at Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 467
captivity/imprisonment/enslavement Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 151
chorus (male, female), of christus patiens Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 138
christian, christianity Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 467
cithaeron Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 126
colloquialisms Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 126
context/environment/milieu, socio-cultural, ideological Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 138
cult, cultic acts for specific cults, the corresponding god or place Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 467
cult/ritual/worship Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 27
delphi Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 126
dionysos, awakening Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 467
dionysos, epiphany Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 467
dionysos Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 467
dionysus, ambiguities/polarities of Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 27
dionysus, effeminate/effeminacy of Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 27, 138
dionysus Michalopoulos et al., The Rhetoric of Unity and Division in Ancient Literature (2021) 221
euripides, bacchae Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 138
euripides Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 27, 126
fear Michalopoulos et al., The Rhetoric of Unity and Division in Ancient Literature (2021) 221
flute Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 467
galilee Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 467
interrogation (-scene) Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 27
jesus christ Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 138
joseph of arimathea Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 151
liberation Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 467; Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 151
logos Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 467
lycurgus Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 151
messengers/messenger-speech Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 126
miracles Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 467
myth, mythical Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 467
omophagia ὠμοφαγία Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 467
on stage Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 27
orphism, orphic Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 467
paganism, pagan Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 467
pattern (plot/thematic) Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 138
pentheus Michalopoulos et al., The Rhetoric of Unity and Division in Ancient Literature (2021) 221; Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 27, 126, 138, 151
pity (ἔλεος) Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 138
prodicus Pucci, Euripides' Revolution Under Cover: An Essay (2016) 148
prologue/expository opening Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 126
pronomos vase Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 27
protagoras Pucci, Euripides' Revolution Under Cover: An Essay (2016) 148
reception, of dramatic conventions Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 126
reception, of dramatic situations and themes Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 138, 151
recontextualization Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 138
redemption Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 138
refiguration Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 138, 151
replacement/substitution of names Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 138
resemblances, agamemnon Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 27
resemblances, edonoi Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 27, 151
resemblances, reception Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 126, 138, 151
reversal of roles/plot Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 27, 138
segal, c. p. Pucci, Euripides' Revolution Under Cover: An Essay (2016) 148
son/son of man Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 467
sophism of teiresias in bacchae Pucci, Euripides' Revolution Under Cover: An Essay (2016) 148
source text Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 138
sparagmos/dismemberment Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 138
theologos (iohannes) Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 138
theology, theological Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 467
theotokos (mother of god) Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 126, 138
thyrsos (–oi) Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 138
war Michalopoulos et al., The Rhetoric of Unity and Division in Ancient Literature (2021) 221
water Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 467
wine' Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 467
winnington-ingram, r. p. Pucci, Euripides' Revolution Under Cover: An Essay (2016) 148
women Michalopoulos et al., The Rhetoric of Unity and Division in Ancient Literature (2021) 221
zagreus Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 467