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METIS MENIS OF DION YSUS (CT)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  15/08/2017) DIONYSUS WRATH : THE CADMEIDES The three sisters of Semele, Agaue, Autonoe and Ino appear to have suffered their family calamities as punishment for slandering Dionysos’ mother Semele after her death. The son of Agaue, Pentheus … Continue reading

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METIS MENIS OF DION YSUS (E)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  24/02/2016) V. PENTHEUS IS TORN APART BY HIS MOTHER & THE BAKKHAI ON MT KITHAIRON Euripides, Bacchae 990 ff :“Chorus [of Bakkhai] : Go to the mountain, go, fleet hounds of Lyssa (Madness), where the daughters of … Continue reading

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METIS MENIS OF DION YSUS (D)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  23/05/2015) DIONYSOS WRATH: PENTHEUS (EURIPIDES) The story of Dionysos’ punishment of the sacriligeous Pentheus is most fully described in Euripides’ play the Bacchae. Selected passages are quoted below (the work is not quoted in its entirety). I) … Continue reading

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METIS MENIS OF DION YSUS (C)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 1/05/2014) DIONYSOS WRATH: LYKOURGOS LOCALE: Edonia, Thrake (North of Greece) Homer, Iliad 6. 129 ff (trans. Lattimore) (Greek epic C8th B.C.) :“I will not fight against any god of the heaven, since even the son of Dryas, … Continue reading

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METIS MENIS OF DION YSUS (B)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 15/02/2013) DIONYSUS MYTHS SUMMARY I APOLLODORUS Several ancient poets and writers attempted to arrange the mythology of Dionysos into a tidy chronological narrative. However, these were artificial constructs–the stories were, for the most part, a loose collection … Continue reading

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METIS MENIS OF DION YSUS (A)

  DIONYSOS (or Dionysus) was the great Olympian god of wine, vegetation, pleasure and festivity. He was depicted as either an older bearded god or a pretty effeminate, long-haired youth. His attributes included the thyrsos (a pine-cone tipped staff), drinking … Continue reading

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