"Yes, here in Hellas, Thebes
is the first city I fill
with the transports of ecstatic women." (1)
"No, we don't play at theologians with the gods.
We stay close to the hallowed tenets of our fathers,
old as time. Nothing can undo them ever." (19)
"The ones [Maenads] I've rounded up, my police have handcuffed
and safely clapped in jail." (21)