Study Guide

The Bacchae Fourth Choral Lyric

By Euripides

Fourth Choral Lyric

  • The Chorus sings a song of vengeance.
  • They bid the hounds of hell to whip the Maenads into a frenzy, so that they will destroy Pentheus.
  • Justice, they howl, must punish the sacrilegious man.
  • The Chorus prays for Bacchus (Dionysus) to come as a bull, a many headed dragon, or a fire breathing lion to trap Pentheus.