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Euripides, Bacchae (ed. T. A. Buckley), line 1024 (search)
Second Messenger Oh house once fortunate in Hellas, house of the Sidonian old man who once sowed in the ground the earth-born harvest of the serpent Ophis, how I groan for you, though I am a slave, but still [the masters' affairs are a concern to good servants].This line is most likely interpolated from Eur. Med. 54. Chorus Leader What is it? Do you bring some news from the Bacchae? Messenger Pentheus, the child of Echion, is dead. sung Chorus Leader Lord Bacchus, truly you appear to be a great god. Messenger What do you mean? Why have you said this? Do you rejoice at the misfortunes of my master, woman? sung Chorus Leader I, a foreign woman, rejoice with foreign songs; for no longer do I cower in fear of chains. Messenger Do you think Thebes so lacking in men? sung Chorus Leader Dionysus, Dionysus, not Thebes, holds my allegiance. Messenger You may be forgiven, but still it is not good to rejoice at troubles once they have actually taken place, women. sung Chorus Lead
Euripides, Bacchae (ed. T. A. Buckley), line 1330 (search)
hy then do you delay what must necessarily be? Kadmos Child, what a terrible disaster we have all come to—unhappy you, your sisters, and unhappy me. I shall reach a foreign land as an aged immigrant. Still it is foretold that I shall bring into Hellas a motley barbarian army. Leading their spears, I, having the fierce nature of a serpent, will bring my wife Harmonia, daughter of Ares, to the altars and tombs of Hellas. I will neither rest from my troubles in my misery, nor will I sail over the nature of a serpent, will bring my wife Harmonia, daughter of Ares, to the altars and tombs of Hellas. I will neither rest from my troubles in my misery, nor will I sail over the downward flowing Acheron and be at peace. Agave O father, I will go into exile deprived of you. Kadmos Why do you embrace me with your hands, child, like a swan for its exhausted gray-haired parent? Agave For where can I turn, banished from my father-land? Kadmos I do not know, child; your father is a poor all
Euripides, Bacchae (ed. T. A. Buckley), line 434 (search)
ing, scattered over your cheeks, full of desire; and you have a white skin from careful preparation, hunting after Aphrodite by your beauty not exposed to strokes of the sun, but beneath the shade. First then tell me who your family is. Dionysus I can tell you this easily, without boasting. I suppose you are familiar with flowery Tmolus. Pentheus I know of it; it surrounds the city of Sardis. Dionysus I am from there, and Lydia is my fatherland. Pentheus Why do you bring these rites to Hellas? Dionysus Dionysus, the child of Zeus, sent me. Pentheus Is there a Zeus who breeds new gods there? Dionysus No, but the one who married Semele here. Pentheus Did he compel you at night, or in your sight? Dionysus Seeing me just as I saw him, he gave me sacred rites. Pentheus What appearance do your rites have? Dionysus They can not be told to mortals uninitiated in Bacchic revelry. Pentheus And do they have any profit to those who sacrifice? Dionysus It is not lawful for you to he
Euripides, Bacchae (ed. T. A. Buckley), line 298 (search)
ic revelry and madness have in them much prophetic skill. For whenever the god enters a body in full force, he makes the frantic to foretell the future. He also possesses a share of Ares' nature. For terror sometimes flutters an army under arms and in its ranks before it even touches a spear; and this too is a frenzy from Dionysus. You will see him also on the rocks of Delphi, bounding with torches through the highland of two peaks, leaping and shaking the Bacchic branch, mighty throughout Hellas. But believe me, Pentheus; do not boast that sovereignty has power among men, nor, even if you think so, and your mind is diseased, believe that you are being at all wise. Receive the god into your land, pour libations to him, celebrate the Bacchic rites, and garland your head. Dionysus will not compel women to be modest in regard to Aphrodite, but in nature [modesty dwells always] you must look for that. For she who is modest will not be corrupted in Bacchic revelry. Do you see? You rejoic
Euripides, Bacchae (ed. T. A. Buckley), line 266 (search)
Teiresias Whenever a wise man takes a good occasion for his speech, it is not a great task to speak well. You have a rapid tongue as though you were sensible, but there is no sense in your words. A man powerful in his boldness, one capable of speaking well, becomes a bad citizen in his lack of sense. This new god, whom you ridicule, I am unable to express how great he will be throughout Hellas. For two things, young man, are first among men: the goddess Demeter—she is the earth, but call her whatever name you wish; she nourishes mortals with dry food; but he who came afterwards, the offspring of Semele, discovered a match to it, the liquid drink of the grape, and introduced it to mortals. It releases wretched mortals from grief, whenever they are filled with the stream of the vine, and gives them sleep, a means of forgetting their daily troubles, nor is there another cure for hardships. He who is a god is poured out in offerings to the gods, so that by his means men may have goo
Euripides, Bacchae (ed. T. A. Buckley), line 1 (search)
he Lydians and Phrygians, the sun-parched plains of the Persians, and the Bactrian walls, and have passed over the wintry land of the Medes, and blessed Arabia, and all of Asia which lies along the coast of the salt sea with its beautifully-towered cities full of Hellenes and barbarians mingled together; and I have come to this Hellene city first, having already set those other lands to dance and established my mysteries there, so that I might be a deity manifest among men. In this land of Hellas, I have first excited Thebes to my cry, fitting a fawn-skin to my body and taking a thyrsos in my hand, a weapon of ivy. For my mother's sisters, the ones who least should, claimed that I, Dionysus, was not the child of Zeus, but that Semele had conceived a child from a mortal father and then ascribed the sin of her bed to Zeus, a trick of Kadmos', for which they boasted that Zeus killed her, because she had told a false tale about her marriage. Therefore I have goaded them from the house