Essays Tagged: "Pentheus"

Dionysus and Semele

hebes to establish his worship, since that was hismother's city. He was accompanied by the Maenads. Pentheus, the King ofThebes, was not happy with the behavior of this group of strangers. Heordered h ... as a new god.The soldiers tried to imprison the maidens but said that the doorsunbarred themselves. Pentheus was furious. He ordered his soldiers toimprison Dionysus but the prison could not hold him. ...

(2 pages) 28 0 2.3 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Dionysus: The God of Wine includes bibliography

en in the knowledge of his rites, but he punished severely those who opposed him (like Lycurgus and Pentheus). He was attended by satyrs, maenads and others. Semele was a daughter of Cadmus and Harmon ... o Thebes, he forced the women to abandon their houses and rave in Bacchic frenzy on Cithaeron. King Pentheus attempted to put a stop to these proceedings, but he was torn limb from limb by his mother, ...

(8 pages) 63 1 4.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

The Punishment of Wrongdoing in Greek Tragedies, Emphasizing Pentheus, Creon, and Jason

, but although the punishments of the god were both harsh and severe, they were always just. Pentheus angered Dionysus by his failure to recognize and accept Dionysus as a god, even though Dion ... d to cut off, whom he believes to be a worshipper of Dionysus but is actually Dionysus in disguise. Pentheus insults the stranger by calling him feminine. He also has a poor view of women and doesn't ...

(3 pages) 27 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Bacchae, reactions and interpretations

he play The Bacchae. The story is as follows; in the ancient town of Thebes uproar is taking place. Pentheus is enraged over a strange person who is taking the woman of Thebes and giving them supernat ... h flows with milk, flows with wine, flows with nectar of bees" A stranger is hence forth brought to Pentheus and is demanded to tell all about this strange person. Unknown to Pentheus this is Dionysus ...

(10 pages) 68 0 4.3 Jul/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Essay discussing what can be learnt about Ancient Greece and its society from examining Euripides' play "The Bacchae" including bib

the all powerful god who has the divine right to command the worship from the ignorant and stubborn Pentheus who is condemned "a fighter against gods," however the savage end Dionysus gives Pentheus a ... wever the savage end Dionysus gives Pentheus also exemplifies the cruel and stubborn nature of god. Pentheus embodies the common skeptical man of reason. On one hand he is represented as stubborn and ...

(6 pages) 69 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Dionysus Transformed-Essay on trasformation of Dionysus from Euripides "The Bacchae"

ant and not likely to cause any harm in the second and third episodes of The Bacchae is a result of Pentheus's constant berating and sarcasm. Dionysus somehow represents all that is non-rational, intu ... berating and sarcasm. Dionysus somehow represents all that is non-rational, intuitive, and natural. Pentheus on the other hand represents a sort of evidential, controlling, "eyes wide open" world. The ...

(4 pages) 41 0 3.5 Apr/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

"The Bacchae"

led to the basic freedoms they deserved. This intolerant view was illustrated in "The Bacchae" when Pentheus, in a rage, was ranting on about how all the women have deserted their homes to run wild th ... s on the mountain (pg 19, ln 17). The imagery associated with the woods is black and evil, yet when Pentheus speaks of the home, he claims the women have "deserted," as if they were wrongfully leaving ...

(2 pages) 20 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Play Analysis - The Bacchae

ut having a child with Zeus, and destroy the house of Cadmus, rulers of Thebes. The king of Thebes, Pentheus, is the antagonist of the play, standing in Dionysus' way of gaining complete revenge. Othe ... hose from Thebes that are under his curse.The play is based around these 2 characters, Dionysus and Pentheus, and the situation Dionysus has put them in; the struggle to throw out the rulers of Thebes ...

(7 pages) 15 0 5.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Herodotus Paper

Prompt: Is Herodotus’ statements true or false when it comes to Oedipus and Pentheus?When Herodotus summarizes the final expulsion of the Persians from Greece he states that &# ... of which are Oedipus the King and The Bacchae. Herodotus’ statements are true for Oedipus and Pentheus, the two main characters in both of these plays.The play Oedipus the King opens in Thebes w ... us turns all the women of Thebes into Maenads, which means they are possessed by the ecstasy of him.Pentheus, the current king of Thebes, denounces the new religion even after Dionysus’ announcem ...

(6 pages) 16 0 3.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Deeper philosophical meanings

lan all along to punish the people for not treating him like the truly powerful god he was. He used Pentheus and a kind of sacrifice, and the women he drove to the mountains as his pawns. He used to w ... uses, not the men. City life without them would fall apart. When Dionysus said this, it was to show Pentheus that he knew all of those things about himself, and that Pentheus knew none of those things ...

(3 pages) 601 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

The Baccahe

stian ritual of Eucharist, symbolising Christ's sacrificial death. In The Bacchae Dionysus requires Pentheus's death to appease his anger in order to bestow his blessings of wine, fertility and life u ... ality.'; Kadmos's contemporary slang in using the words 'Trad or trendy' and the formal language of Pentheus in his first speech. This variety in speech styles creates greater definition of each chara ...

(9 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

How is the allegory of the cave in Plato's Republic a good example of hubris; and how is hubris portrayed in Livy's, Thucydides', and Euripides' respective works of literature?

isoners are punished for their hubris by never discovering the truth.In Euripides’ The Bacchae Pentheus is the one whom is guilty of hubris. The plot is fueled by conflict with one of the main co ... om is guilty of hubris. The plot is fueled by conflict with one of the main conflicts being between Pentheus; the king of Thebes, and Dionysus; the god of wine and son of Zeus. Early in the play, Pent ...

(5 pages) 24 0 3.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The inner desires this is an essay about about emotions and sensations associated with drama.

The Bacchae could be interpreted as representing both feelings and emotions. The ancient Greek king Pentheus had an emotional curiosity. He was drawn to the mysteries and rituals contained in the wood ... of pleasure as is demonstrated when the women tear the king to shreds delightfully. In the Bacchae, Pentheus, king of Thebes, discovers that the women - his female subjects - are disappearing into the ...

(11 pages) 16 0 5.0 May/2009

Subjects: Art Essays


ualonly god to be born to a mortalsometimes known as the twice-bornStories or myths surrounding him:Pentheus: Pentheus was the king of Thebes and decided that worship of the god Dionysus should be ban ... f the city to go mad and engage in "inappropriate" activities. Among the women affected by this was Pentheus' mother. Enraged by this he tried to take the man he thought responsible for this captive ( ...

(4 pages) 4 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers