Euripides' Bacchae, the last of the surviving Greek tragedies, was first performed in 405 BC in the annual competition for tragic drama, where it won first prize. It has remained one of the most frequently performed Greek tragedies ever since and one of t
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Actaeon AGAVE Aphrodite Aristaeus Asopus Autonoe Bacchic celebrations Bacchic rituals Bacchic women barbarian blessed body born bring Bromius CADMUS calling chains cheeks child of Zeus CHORUS LEADER CHORUS OF BACCHAE CHORUS VOICE Corybantes Cybele dancing daughter Dionysian DIONYSUS Yes Dirce dressed drums earth Echion Enter Dionysus Euripides Exit Dionysus Exit Pentheus eyes father fawn skins god’s goddess gods Greece Greeks hair hands he’ll He’s Hera honour hunting I’ve inside insult killed land of Thebes lead Let justice lightning lion’s head live lord Lydia madness Maenads man’s mortal mother Mount Cithaeron mountains move once one’s palace Phrygian pine praise punishment reconstructed text reverence ripping rites sacred SECOND MESSENGER Semele shake shouting sisters snake soldiers stranger tell Theban there’s thigh things thyrsoi thyrsus Tiresias Tmolus tree unhappy what’s going who’ll who’s wine wisdom women’s clothes worship you’re you’ve young