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Euripides, Bacchae, 565-579


μάκαρ ὦ ΠιερίαBlessed Pieria , the Joyful one reveres you and will come to lead the dance in revelry; having crossed the swiftly flowing Axius he will bring the


σέβεταί σʼ Εὔιος, ἥξειBlessed Pieria , the Joyful one reveres you and will come to lead the dance in revelry; having crossed the swiftly flowing Axius he will bring the


τε χορεύσων ἅμα βακχεύμασι, word split in text Blessed Pieria , the Joyful one reveres you and will come to lead the dance in revelry; having crossed the swiftly flowing Axius he will bring the


τόν τʼ ὠκυρόανBlessed Pieria , the Joyful one reveres you and will come to lead the dance in revelry; having crossed the swiftly flowing Axius he will bring the


διαβὰς Ἀξιὸν εἱλισσομένας word split in text Blessed Pieria , the Joyful one reveres you and will come to lead the dance in revelry; having crossed the swiftly flowing Axius he will bring the


Μαινάδας ἄξειwhirling Maenads, leaving Lydias, giver of wealth to mortals, the father who they say fertilizes the land of beautiful horses with


Λυδίαν πατέρα τε, τὸνwhirling Maenads, leaving Lydias, giver of wealth to mortals, the father who they say fertilizes the land of beautiful horses with


τᾶς εὐδαιμονίας βροτοῖςwhirling Maenads, leaving Lydias, giver of wealth to mortals, the father who they say fertilizes the land of beautiful horses with


ὀλβοδόταν, τὸν ἔκλυονwhirling Maenads, leaving Lydias, giver of wealth to mortals, the father who they say fertilizes the land of beautiful horses with


εὔιππον χώραν ὕδασινwhirling Maenads, leaving Lydias, giver of wealth to mortals, the father who they say fertilizes the land of beautiful horses with


καλλίστοισι λιπαίνειν. Διόνυσοςfairest streams. Dionysu


ἰώwithin Io! Hear my voice, hear it, Io Bacchae, Io Bacchae! Choru


κλύετʼ ἐμᾶς κλύετʼ αὐδᾶςwithin Io! Hear my voice, hear it, Io Bacchae, Io Bacchae! Choru


ἰὼ βάκχαι, ἰὼ βάκχαι. Χορόςwithin Io! Hear my voice, hear it, Io Bacchae, Io Bacchae! Choru


τίς ὅδε, τίς ὅδε πόθεν ὁ κέλαδοςCHORUS: Who art thou? what Evian cry is this that calls me? whence comes it? DIONYSUS: What ho! once more I call, I the son of Semele, the child of Zeus. CHORUS II My master, O my master, hail! CHORUS III Come to our revel-band, O Bromian god. CHORUS IV Thou solid earth! CHORUS: Most awful shock! CHORUS VI O horror! soon will the palace of Pentheus totter and fall. CHORUS VII Dionysus is within this house. CHORUS VIII Do homage to him. CHORUS IX We do! I do! CHORUS: Did ye mark yon architrave of stone upon the columns start asunder? CHORUS XI Within these walls the triumph-shout of Bromius himself will rise. DIONYSUS: Kindle the blazing torch with lightning's fire, abandon to the flames the halls of Pentheus. CHORUS XII Ha! dost not see the flame, dost not clearly mark it at the sacred tomb of Semele, the lightning flame which long ago the hurler of the bolt left there? CHORUS XIII Your trembling limbs prostrate, ye Maenads, low upon the ground. CHORUS XIV Yea, for our king, the son of Zeus, is assailing and utterly confounding this house. Enter DIONYSUS. DIONYSUS: Are ye so stricken with terror that ye have fallen to the earth, O foreign dames? Ye saw then, it would seem, how the Bacchic god made Pentheus' halls to quake; but arise, be of good heart, compose your trembling limbs. CHORUS: O chiefest splendour of our gladsome Bacchic sport, with what joy I see thee in my loneliness! DIONYSUS: Were ye cast down when I was led into the house, to be plunged into the gloomy dungeons of Pentheus? CHORUS: Indeed I was. Who was to protect me, if thou shouldst meet with mishap? But how wert thou set free from the clutches of this godless wretch? DIONYSUS: My own hands worked out my own salvation, easily and without trouble. CHORUS: But did he not lash fast thy hands with cords?


τίς ὅδε, τίς ὅδε πόθεν ὁ κέλαδοςWho is here, who? From what quarter did the voice of the Joyful one summon me? Dionysu


ἀνά μʼ ἐκάλεσεν Εὐίου; ΔιόνυσοςWho is here, who? From what quarter did the voice of the Joyful one summon me? Dionysu


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

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1. Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 101-147, 78-100 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

100. ἀκούετʼ ἢ οὐκ ἀκούετʼ ἀσπίδων κτύπον; 100. Do you hear the clash of shields, or does it escape you? When, if not now, shall we place sacred robes and wreaths on the statues to accompany our prayers? I see the clash—it is not the clatter of a single spear. What will you do? Will you betray
2. Euripides, Bacchae, 101, 13-28, 284, 29-30, 300-301, 31-47, 470-475, 48-51, 519, 52, 520-529, 53, 530-539, 54, 540-546, 550-564, 566-585, 83-100 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

100. τέλεσαν, ταυρόκερων θεὸν 100. had perfected him, the bull-horned god, and he crowned him with crowns of snakes, for which reason Maenads cloak their wild prey over their locks. Choru
3. Euripides, Helen, 375 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

375. ὦ μάκαρ ̓Αρκαδίᾳ ποτὲ παρθένε Καλλιστοῖ, Διὸς 375. O maiden Kallisto, blessed once in Arcadia , who climbed into the bed of Zeus on four paws, how much happier was your lot than my mother’s, you who in the form of a shaggy-limbed beast—the bearing of a lioness with your fierce eye—changed your burden of sorrow;
4. Euripides, Hippolytus, 953-955, 952 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

5. Eratosthenes, Catasterismi, 24 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

6. Plutarch, Table Talk, None (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

7. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 1.29.2 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

1.29.2. Outside the city, too, in the parishes and on the roads, the Athenians have sanctuaries of the gods, and graves of heroes and of men. The nearest is the Academy, once the property of a private individual, but in my time a gymnasium. As you go down to it you come to a precinct of Artemis, and wooden images of Ariste (Best) and Calliste (Fairest). In my opinion, which is supported by the poems of Pamphos, these are surnames of Artemis. There is another account of them, which I know but shall omit. Then there is a small temple, into which every year on fixed days they carry the image of Dionysus Eleuthereus.
8. Papyri, Papyri Graecae Magicae, 4.2891-4.2941 (3rd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
aeschylus Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 46
anahita Bortolani et al., William Furley, Svenja Nagel, and Joachim Friedrich Quack, Cultural Plurality in Ancient Magical Texts and Practices: Graeco-Egyptian Handbooks and Related Traditions (2019) 245
aphrodite Bortolani et al., William Furley, Svenja Nagel, and Joachim Friedrich Quack, Cultural Plurality in Ancient Magical Texts and Practices: Graeco-Egyptian Handbooks and Related Traditions (2019) 245
apollo Bednarek, The Myth of Lycurgus in Aeschylus, Naevius, and beyond (2021) 70
archelaus Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 435
astral bodies Bortolani et al., William Furley, Svenja Nagel, and Joachim Friedrich Quack, Cultural Plurality in Ancient Magical Texts and Practices: Graeco-Egyptian Handbooks and Related Traditions (2019) 245
athens Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 435
bacchae Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 435
bassarids Bednarek, The Myth of Lycurgus in Aeschylus, Naevius, and beyond (2021) 70
burning (magical) Bortolani et al., William Furley, Svenja Nagel, and Joachim Friedrich Quack, Cultural Plurality in Ancient Magical Texts and Practices: Graeco-Egyptian Handbooks and Related Traditions (2019) 245
chorus (male, female), in aeschylus Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 46
chorus (male, female), of a. bassarae or bassarides Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 46
compulsions Bortolani et al., William Furley, Svenja Nagel, and Joachim Friedrich Quack, Cultural Plurality in Ancient Magical Texts and Practices: Graeco-Egyptian Handbooks and Related Traditions (2019) 245
cult/ritual/worship Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 46
cyprus Bortolani et al., William Furley, Svenja Nagel, and Joachim Friedrich Quack, Cultural Plurality in Ancient Magical Texts and Practices: Graeco-Egyptian Handbooks and Related Traditions (2019) 245
daimon Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 312
dionysia, city (great) Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 435
dionyso(u)s Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 435
dionysos, arrival Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 312
dionysos, dionysos xenos Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 312
dionysos, epiphany Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 312
dionysos Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 312
divine epithets Bortolani et al., William Furley, Svenja Nagel, and Joachim Friedrich Quack, Cultural Plurality in Ancient Magical Texts and Practices: Graeco-Egyptian Handbooks and Related Traditions (2019) 245
dramatic technique Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 46
egyptian magic, ritual and religion Bortolani et al., William Furley, Svenja Nagel, and Joachim Friedrich Quack, Cultural Plurality in Ancient Magical Texts and Practices: Graeco-Egyptian Handbooks and Related Traditions (2019) 245
erotic magic Bortolani et al., William Furley, Svenja Nagel, and Joachim Friedrich Quack, Cultural Plurality in Ancient Magical Texts and Practices: Graeco-Egyptian Handbooks and Related Traditions (2019) 245
euripides, bacchae Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 46
evidence (of aeschylus dionysiac tetralogies), mythographic Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 46
fantuzzi, m. xix Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 435
greek literature Bortolani et al., William Furley, Svenja Nagel, and Joachim Friedrich Quack, Cultural Plurality in Ancient Magical Texts and Practices: Graeco-Egyptian Handbooks and Related Traditions (2019) 245
greek magic, ritual and religion Bortolani et al., William Furley, Svenja Nagel, and Joachim Friedrich Quack, Cultural Plurality in Ancient Magical Texts and Practices: Graeco-Egyptian Handbooks and Related Traditions (2019) 245
hagnos, of dance Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 240
hippolytus Bednarek, The Myth of Lycurgus in Aeschylus, Naevius, and beyond (2021) 70
historiolae Bortolani et al., William Furley, Svenja Nagel, and Joachim Friedrich Quack, Cultural Plurality in Ancient Magical Texts and Practices: Graeco-Egyptian Handbooks and Related Traditions (2019) 245
hours Bortolani et al., William Furley, Svenja Nagel, and Joachim Friedrich Quack, Cultural Plurality in Ancient Magical Texts and Practices: Graeco-Egyptian Handbooks and Related Traditions (2019) 245
hubris Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 46
hymns, - greek Bortolani et al., William Furley, Svenja Nagel, and Joachim Friedrich Quack, Cultural Plurality in Ancient Magical Texts and Practices: Graeco-Egyptian Handbooks and Related Traditions (2019) 245
hymns, - magical Bortolani et al., William Furley, Svenja Nagel, and Joachim Friedrich Quack, Cultural Plurality in Ancient Magical Texts and Practices: Graeco-Egyptian Handbooks and Related Traditions (2019) 245
lycurgus Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 46
macedon Bednarek, The Myth of Lycurgus in Aeschylus, Naevius, and beyond (2021) 70
mania μανία, maniacal Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 312
mask, masked Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 312
mount olympos Bortolani et al., William Furley, Svenja Nagel, and Joachim Friedrich Quack, Cultural Plurality in Ancient Magical Texts and Practices: Graeco-Egyptian Handbooks and Related Traditions (2019) 245
mystai, of idean zeus Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 240
myth, mythical Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 312
myth Bortolani et al., William Furley, Svenja Nagel, and Joachim Friedrich Quack, Cultural Plurality in Ancient Magical Texts and Practices: Graeco-Egyptian Handbooks and Related Traditions (2019) 245
offerings (including sacrifice)' Bortolani et al., William Furley, Svenja Nagel, and Joachim Friedrich Quack, Cultural Plurality in Ancient Magical Texts and Practices: Graeco-Egyptian Handbooks and Related Traditions (2019) 245
orpheus Bednarek, The Myth of Lycurgus in Aeschylus, Naevius, and beyond (2021) 70; Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 46
parodos Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 46
pentheus Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 46
pieria Bednarek, The Myth of Lycurgus in Aeschylus, Naevius, and beyond (2021) 70
psyche as seat of purity/impurity, in the bacchae Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 240
reconstruction, of bassarae Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 46
resemblances, aegyptii Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 46
resemblances, agamemnon Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 46
resemblances, amymone Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 46
resemblances, bassarae/bassarides Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 46
resemblances, choephoroi Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 46
resemblances, danaides Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 46
resemblances, eumenides Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 46
resemblances, laius Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 46
resemblances, oedipus Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 46
resemblances, proteus Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 46
resemblances, seven Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 46
resemblances, sphinx Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 46
resemblances, supplices Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 46
rhea/cybele Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 240
rhesus Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 435
rite, ritual Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 312
rituals, bacchic Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 240
sparagmos/dismemberment Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 46
teiresias Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 240
theater, theatrical Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 312
thebes, theban Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 312
theomachos (–oi)/theomachia/theomachein Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 46
theseus Bednarek, The Myth of Lycurgus in Aeschylus, Naevius, and beyond (2021) 70
tragedy, tragic Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 312
wine Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 312
zagreus Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 240
zeus Petrovic and Petrovic, Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion (2016) 240