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The Bacchae Sixth Episode

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Sixth Episode

  • Dionysus, no longer disguised as a mortal, appears in all his glory.
  • He tells Cadmus and Agave what their fate will be.
  • Cadmus, along with his wife, will be turned into a snake. He will drive a chariot and lead barbarian hordes to attack lots of Greek cities.
  • Agave begs for mercy.
  • Dionysus shows none and tells her she is banished from the city.
  • Cadmus laments his terrible fate.
  • He tells his banished daughter to go the house Aristaeus, his sister's husband.
  • Sadly, Cadmus and Agave part ways.
  • The Chorus sings of the power of the gods.

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