LXI: Punishing Pentheus, the Frantic & Violent Women of Euripides’ Bacchae (Part 1)

Dionysus, he's quite the god. Then, a detailed and dramatic telling of Euripides' Bacchae, one of the most violent plays of Greek tragedy.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Euripides' Bakkhai by Anne Carson, Bacchae and Other Plays translated by James Morwood, Bacchae, translated by Emily Wilson, from the The Greek Plays edited by Mary Lefkowitz and James Romm, and Greek Myths by Robert Graves.


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