Pentheus′ Vision: Bacchae 918–22

Classical Quarterly 37 (01):76- (1987)


In an earlier contribution to this journal I argued that many details in the experience of Pentheus in the Bacchae derive from the ritual of mystic initiation. One of these details was his vision of two suns, two cities of Thebes, and Dionysos as a bull. I would like to add here a further point of the same kind about this vision

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