The Bacchae Quotes
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Man and the Natural World Quotes
Dionysus: "There they sit among the rocks, under the silvery pines-- a congregation in the open." (1)
Rules and Order Quotes
Dionysus: "Yes, here in Hellas, Thebes is the first city I fill with the transports of ecstatic women." (1)
Dionysus: "You see, they should have […] known better […] my mother's sisters, who said that I, Dionysus, was no son of Zeus" (1)
Dionysus: "my mother's sisters […] I've driven from their wits and from their homes: out the mountains and out of their minds." (1)
Dionysus: "I am changed, of course, a god made man" (1)
Dionysus: "If the town of Thebes becomes inflamed and tries to oust my Maenads from the mountains, I shall go out there myself and lead my Bacchants in battle." (1)
Women and Femininity Quotes
Dionysus: "every female in this city, I've started on a wild stampede from home" (1)
Foreignness and 'the Other' Quotes
Dionysus: "All Asia is mine, […] But in the land of Hellas this city Thebes is the is the first place I have visited." (1)
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