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1. Aristophanes, Frogs, 341-352, 340 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

340. †ἔγειρε φλογέας λαμπάδας ἐν χερσὶ γὰρ ἥκει τινάσσων†
2. Euripides, Bacchae, 102-104, 486, 698, 757-758, 768, 101 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

101. στεφάνωσέν τε δρακόντων
3. Euripides, Ion, 717, 716 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

4. Plato, Laws, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

815c. All the dancing that is of a Bacchic kind and cultivated by those who indulge in drunken imitations of Pans, Sileni and Satyrs (as they call them), when performing certain rites of expiation and initiation,—all this class of dancing cannot easily be defined either as pacific or as warlike, or as of any one distinct kind. The most correct way of defining it seems to me to be this—
5. Lucian, The Dance, 79, 15 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

6. Philostratus The Athenian, Life of Apollonius, 4.21 (2nd cent. CE

4.21. And he is said to have rebuked the Athenians for their conduct of the festival of Dionysus, which they hold at the season of the month Anthesterion. For when he saw them flocking to the theater he imagined that the were going to listen to solos and compositions in the way of processional and rhythmic hymns, such as are sung in comedies and tragedies; but when he heard them dancing lascivious jigs to the rondos of a pipe, and in the midst of the sacred epic of Orpheus striking attitudes as the Hours, or as nymphs, or as bacchants, he set himself to rebuke their proceedings and said: Stop dancing away the reputations of the victors of Salamis as well as of many other good men deported this life. For if indeed this were a Lacedaemonian form of dance, I would say, “Bravo, soldiers; for you are training yourselves for war, and I will join in your dance'; but as it is a soft dance and one of effeminate tendency, what am I to say of your national trophies? Not as monuments of shame to the Medians or Persians, but to your own shame they will have been raised, should you degenerate so much from those who set them up. And what do you mean by your saffron robes and your purple and scarlet raiment? For surely the Acharnians never dressed themselves up in this way, nor ever the knights of Colonus rode in such garb. A woman commanded a ship from Caria and sailed against you with Xerxes, and about her there was nothing womanly, but she wore the garb and armor of a man; but you are softer than the women of Xerxes' day, and you are dressing yourselves up to your own despite, old and young and striplings alike, all those who of old flocked to the shrine of Agraulus in order to swear to die in battle on behalf of the fatherland. And now it seems that the same people are ready to swear to become bacchants and don the thyrsus in behalf of their country; and no one bears a helmet, but disguised as female harlequins, to use the phrase of Euripides, they shine in shame alone. Nay more, I hear that you turn yourselves into winds, and wave your skirts, and pretend that you are ships bellying their sails aloft. But surely you might at least have some respect for the winds that were your allies and once blew mightily to protect you, instead of turning Boreas who was your patron, and who of all the winds is the most masculine, into a woman; for Boreas would never have become the lover of Oreithya, if he had seen her executing, like you, a skirt dance.
7. Arnobius, Against The Gentiles, 2.73 (3rd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
alexander the great Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
bacchants, bacchae, bacchai Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
bellona Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
bona dea Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
chorus χορός, choral Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
cult, cultic acts for specific cults, the corresponding god or place Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
dance, dancing, ecstatic, frenzied, maenadic, orgiastic Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
dea syria Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
death associated with dionysos and dionysian cult or myth Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
delphi, delphian, delphic Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
dionysos, miracles Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
dionysos Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
dionysus (bacchus) Belayche and Massa, Mystery Cults in Visual Representation in Graeco-Roman Antiquity (2021) 86
dismemberment Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
ecstasy ἔκστασις, ecstatic Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
eros, erotes Belayche and Massa, Mystery Cults in Visual Representation in Graeco-Roman Antiquity (2021) 86
female, rites Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
feminine Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
fertility Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
fire Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
hysteria Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
initiation Belayche and Massa, Mystery Cults in Visual Representation in Graeco-Roman Antiquity (2021) 86
kybele Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
maenads, maenadic, maenadism, rites/cults Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
maenads, maenadic, maenadism Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
miracles Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
music, musical Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
myth, mythical Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
night, nocturnal Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
nymph Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
nysa, nyseion Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
olympias Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
orgiastic Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
pottery Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
pythia Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
rite, ritual, female Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
rite, ritual, maenadic Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
rite, ritual Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
serpents Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
snakes Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
telete Belayche and Massa, Mystery Cults in Visual Representation in Graeco-Roman Antiquity (2021) 86
torch, torchlight Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
violence/violent Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
water Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
wine Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175
woman' Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 175