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Department
Classics
Course
CLAS 1100X
Professor
Emily Varto
Semester
Fall

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November 23, 2011 ­ Dionysus can represent darker side of the world ­ People of Thebes worship Aphrodite  ▯having sex and drinking ­ By calling him a wizard = foreign ­ Perfume= mark of wealth and luxury ­ Dionysus goes against what is known as masculinity and played around with  younger girls o Greeks see him as this flamboyant wizard ­ Pentheus is the quiet floor  ▯no parties and many rules o Cadmos warns Pentheus: Better be safe than sorry, just lie o Gets the warning but does not heed it ­ Rejecting Dionysus is divine and what he is ­ Pentheus turns into a voyeur by Dionysus  ▯as a spy o Needs to dress up as a Maynad ­ Double edged sword  ▯divinity of gods ­ Tear Pentheus apart and ride back to Thebes celebrating ­ Dionysus appears in all his glory  ­ “Zeus my father agreed to all of this long ago”  ▯alludes to Zeus’ role in fate ­ Cadmos is punished as well for shitty advice  ▯turned into snake ­ Demeter
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