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Euripides, Bacchae, 925-944


τί φαίνομαι δῆτʼ; οὐχὶ τὴν Ἰνοῦς στάσινHow do I look? Don’t I have the posture of Ino, or of my mother Agave? Dionysu


ἢ τὴν Ἀγαύης ἑστάναι, μητρός γʼ ἐμῆς; ΔιόνυσοςHow do I look? Don’t I have the posture of Ino, or of my mother Agave? Dionysu


αὐτὰς ἐκείνας εἰσορᾶν δοκῶ σʼ ὁρῶν.Looking at you I think I see them. But this lock of your hair has come out of place, not the way I arranged it under your headband. Pentheu


ἀλλʼ ἐξ ἕδρας σοι πλόκαμος ἐξέστηχʼ ὅδεLooking at you I think I see them. But this lock of your hair has come out of place, not the way I arranged it under your headband. Pentheu


οὐχ ὡς ἐγώ νιν ὑπὸ μίτρᾳ καθήρμοσα. ΠενθεύςLooking at you I think I see them. But this lock of your hair has come out of place, not the way I arranged it under your headband. Pentheu


ἔνδον προσείων αὐτὸν ἀνασείων τʼ ἐγὼI displaced it indoors, shaking my head forwards and backwards and practising my Bacchic revelry. Dionysu


καὶ βακχιάζων ἐξ ἕδρας μεθώρμισα. ΔιόνυσοςI displaced it indoors, shaking my head forwards and backwards and practising my Bacchic revelry. Dionysu


ἀλλʼ αὐτὸν ἡμεῖς, οἷς σε θεραπεύειν μέλειBut I who ought to wait on you will re-arrange it. Hold up your head. Pentheu


πάλιν καταστελοῦμεν· ἀλλʼ ὄρθου κάρα. ΠενθεύςHere, you arrange it; for I depend on you, indeed. Dionysu


ἰδού, σὺ κόσμει· σοὶ γὰρ ἀνακείμεσθα δή. ΔιόνυσοςHere, you arrange it; for I depend on you, indeed. Dionysu


ζῶναί τέ σοι χαλῶσι κοὐχ ἑξῆς πέπλωνYour girdle has come loose, and the pleats of your gown do not extend regularly down around your ankles. Pentheu


στολίδες ὑπὸ σφυροῖσι τείνουσιν σέθεν. ΠενθεύςYour girdle has come loose, and the pleats of your gown do not extend regularly down around your ankles. Pentheu


κἀμοὶ δοκοῦσι παρά γε δεξιὸν πόδα·At least on my right leg, I believe they don’t. But on this side the robe sits well around the back of my leg. Dionysu


τἀνθένδε δʼ ὀρθῶς παρὰ τένοντʼ ἔχει πέπλος. ΔιόνυσοςAt least on my right leg, I believe they don’t. But on this side the robe sits well around the back of my leg. Dionysu


ἦ πού με τῶν σῶν πρῶτον ἡγήσῃ φίλωνYou will surely consider me the best of your friends


ὅταν παρὰ λόγον σώφρονας βάκχας ἴδῃς. Πενθεύςwhen contrary to your expectation you see the Bacchae acting modestly. Pentheu


πότερα δὲ θύρσον δεξιᾷ λαβὼν χερὶPENTHEUS: Shall I hold the thyrsus in the right or left hand to look most like a Bacchanal? DIONYSUS: Hold it in thy right hand, and step out with thy right foot; thy change of mind compels thy praise. PENTHEUS: Shall I be able to carry on my shoulders Cithaeron's glens, the Bacchanals and all? DIONYSUS: Yes, if so thou wilt; for though thy mind was erst diseased, 'tis now just as it should be. PENTHEUS: Shall we take levers, or with my hands can I uproot it, thrusting arm or shoulder 'neath its peaks? DIONYSUS: No, no! destroy not the seats of the Nymphs and the haunts of Pan, the place of his piping. PENTHEUS: Well said! Women must not be mastered by brute force; amid the pines will I conceal myself. DIONYSUS: Thou shalt hide thee in the place that fate appoints, coming by stealth to spy upon the Bacchanals. PENTHEUS: Why, methinks they are already caught in the pleasant snares of dalliance, like birds amid the brakes. DIONYSUS: Set out with watchful heed then for this very purpose; maybe thou wilt catch them, if thou be not first caught thyself.


πότερα δὲ θύρσον δεξιᾷ λαβὼν χερὶBut shall I be more like a maenad holding the thyrsos in my right hand, or in my left? Dionysu


ἢ τῇδε, βάκχῃ μᾶλλον εἰκασθήσομαι; ΔιόνυσοςBut shall I be more like a maenad holding the thyrsos in my right hand, or in my left? Dionysu


ἐν δεξιᾷ χρὴ χἅμα δεξιῷ ποδὶYou must hold it in your right hand and raise your right foot in unison with it. I praise you for having changed your mind. Pentheu


αἴρειν νιν· αἰνῶ δʼ ὅτι μεθέστηκας φρενῶν. ΠενθεύςYou must hold it in your right hand and raise your right foot in unison with it. I praise you for having changed your mind. Pentheu


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

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1. Aristophanes, Frogs, 412 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

412. νῦν δὴ κατεῖδον καὶ μάλ' εὐπροσώπου
2. Aristophanes, The Women Celebrating The Thesmophoria, 985-1000 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1000. εὐπέταλος ἕλικι θάλλει.
3. Euripides, Bacchae, 1000-1009, 101, 1010-1019, 102, 1020-1029, 103, 1030-1039, 104, 1040-1049, 105, 1050-1059, 106, 1060-1069, 107, 1070-1079, 108, 1080-1089, 109, 1090-1099, 110, 1100-1109, 111, 1110-1119, 112, 1120-1129, 113, 1130-1139, 114, 1140-1149, 115, 1150-1152, 116-124, 1249, 125, 1250, 126-128, 1283, 129, 1296-1297, 130-166, 22, 42, 443-460, 47-49, 493, 50, 501, 528, 538, 576-639, 64, 640-649, 65, 650-656, 66, 667, 67, 677-679, 68, 680-689, 69, 690-699, 70, 700-709, 71, 710-719, 72, 720-729, 73, 730-739, 74, 740-749, 75, 750-759, 76, 760-769, 77, 770-774, 78-81, 811-815, 818-819, 82, 821, 829, 83, 830-836, 838, 84-85, 850-855, 86-91, 912-919, 92, 920-924, 926-929, 93, 930-939, 94, 940-949, 95, 950-959, 96, 960-969, 97, 970-979, 98, 980-989, 99, 990-999, 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
4. Sophocles, Antigone, 1116-1152, 1115 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

5. Ovid, Metamorphoses, 4.285-4.388 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

6. Propertius, Elegies, 4.9.29, 4.9.47-4.9.50 (1st cent. BCE



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
aeschylus Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 738
agathon Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 738
agave Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 192, 337; Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 112; Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 138
anti-hero, dionysus Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 112
aristophanes, thesmophoriazusae Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 738
bacchae Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 738
bacchants, bacchae, bacchai Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 192
bona dea and hercules, geographic ambiguity and east/west divine in Panoussi, Brides, Mourners, Bacchae: Women's Rituals in Roman Literature (2019) 257
bona dea and hercules, inclusion/exclusion in religious practices and Panoussi, Brides, Mourners, Bacchae: Women's Rituals in Roman Literature (2019) 257
bona dea and hercules, terms for bona dea worshippers Panoussi, Brides, Mourners, Bacchae: Women's Rituals in Roman Literature (2019) 257
bull Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 112
cacus Panoussi, Brides, Mourners, Bacchae: Women's Rituals in Roman Literature (2019) 257
chorus, in drama Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 112
chorus (male, female), of christus patiens Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 138
chorus χορός, choral Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 192
cithaeron Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 112
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) 322, 337
dionysia, great and rural (festivals) Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 112
dionyso(u)s Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 738
dionysos, dionysos bromios Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 337
dionysos, dionysos xenos Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 322
dionysos, epiphany Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 337
dionysos, prodigies Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 337
dionysos Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 192, 322, 337
dionysus, effeminate/effeminacy of Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 138
dismemberment Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 192
ecstasy ἔκστασις, ecstatic Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 192
eleusis, eleusinian, mysteries Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 322
ephebic rituals Panoussi, Brides, Mourners, Bacchae: Women's Rituals in Roman Literature (2019) 257
euripides, bacchae Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 138
heracles Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 112
hercules Panoussi, Brides, Mourners, Bacchae: Women's Rituals in Roman Literature (2019) 257
hero Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 112
hypsipyle, in apollonius argonautica Panoussi, Brides, Mourners, Bacchae: Women's Rituals in Roman Literature (2019) 257
initiate Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 322
initiation, initiatory rites Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 322
ino Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 192
jesus christ Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 138
kadmos, kadmeian Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 337
liminality Panoussi, Brides, Mourners, Bacchae: Women's Rituals in Roman Literature (2019) 257
madness, of heracles in heracles Pucci, Euripides' Revolution Under Cover: An Essay (2016) 180
madness, of pentheus in bacchae Pucci, Euripides' Revolution Under Cover: An Essay (2016) 180
maenads, maenadic, maenadism, rites/cults Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 192
maenads, maenadic, maenadism Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 192, 322, 337
maenads Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 112
magical ritual Panoussi, Brides, Mourners, Bacchae: Women's Rituals in Roman Literature (2019) 257
mania μανία, maniacal Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 322, 337
messenger Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 112
miles, s. xxiii Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 738
miracles Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 112
pattern (plot/thematic) Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 138
pentheus, death Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 337
pentheus Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 322, 337; Panoussi, Brides, Mourners, Bacchae: Women's Rituals in Roman Literature (2019) 257; Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 138
performance Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 322
pity (ἔλεος) Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 138
prodigies of dionysos Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 337
reception, of dramatic situations and themes Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 138
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
replacement/substitution of names Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 138
republic, republican Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 192
resemblances, reception Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 138
reversal of roles/plot Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 138
rite, ritual, maenadic Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 192
rite, ritual Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 322
roman state, inclusion/exclusion in religious practices in Panoussi, Brides, Mourners, Bacchae: Women's Rituals in Roman Literature (2019) 257
semele Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 112
socrates Pucci, Euripides' Revolution Under Cover: An Essay (2016) 180
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
sparagmos Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 112
stagecraft Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 738
thebes, theban Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 322, 337
thebes (boeotia) Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 112
theologos (iohannes) Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 138
theotokos (mother of god) Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 138
thyrsos (–oi) Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 138
tragedy, tragic Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 337
transvestism and cross-dressing, in ephebic rituals Panoussi, Brides, Mourners, Bacchae: Women's Rituals in Roman Literature (2019) 257
transvestism and cross-dressing, of pentheus Panoussi, Brides, Mourners, Bacchae: Women's Rituals in Roman Literature (2019) 257
visual tricks Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 738
woman Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 192, 322
women Lipka, Epiphanies and Dreams in Greek Polytheism: Textual Genres and 'Reality' from Homer to Heliodorus (2021) 112
worship' Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 337
xenia Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 322
zeitlin, f. Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 738