Euripides V � The Bacchae

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Conversations of the West: Antiquity and the Enlightenment 11:00-12:15 September 21, 2005 TA Menachem Euripides V – The Bacchae After reading the Bacchae by Euripides, I saw many contrasting points between it and the Exodus and I also saw many similarities in it as well. In the Exodus, God liked to try to get the pharaoh to let his people go and in the Bacchae, Dionysus, the god of wine, tried to get Pentheus to worship him. There were also differences in these two stories though. For example, Dionysus, who was a god talked directly to Pentheus, whilst in the Exodus, God spoke to the pharaoh through his human interpreter Moses. I really enjoyed the Bacchae because of its similarities to the Exodus and also because of its differences to it. In the Bacchae, Dionysus was a god that was on the earth and was a human. I believed that this was Euripides version of Moses and God put together into one person, with Dionysus being half god and half human. Dionysus never had to talk to anyone to
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