10MythOct5-1 - Greek and Roman Myth Oct. 5, 2011 1 Outline...

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Outline Bacchae, masks, and metatragedy Dionysiac mystery cult Symbolism in the Bacchae Dionysus in ’69 IF YOU LOST YOUR BOOK, CHECK THE ARC Computer lab. 2
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Outline of the Bacchae Prologue by Dionysus returning to Thebes Kadmos and Tiresias plan to worship Dionysus, Pentheus mocks them Pentheus locks up Bacchae and captures Dionysus Dionysus frees himself and is questioned by Pentheus Dionysus leads Pentheus up to see the Theban Bacchae in action 3
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The Bakkhai and metatragedy Dionysus as god of masks and theater Processions and songs of chorus in both play and Greater Dionysia festival Pentheus also dresses up as a Bacchant Just like the chorus? Head of Pentheus = mask? Dionysus arranges plot from beginning “what happens next will be my demonstration that I was born a god” 371 4
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Dionysus epiphanes Epiphany: appearance of the god Could be any god, but esp. associated with D.
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10MythOct5-1 - Greek and Roman Myth Oct. 5, 2011 1 Outline...

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