Study Guide

The Bacchae Third Choral Lyric

By Euripides

Third Choral Lyric

  • The Chorus sings of a fawn escaping a hunter's net.
  • They warn that men who disrespect the gods are punished.
  • They sing beauty, joy, and punishing rivals.
  • The ladies chant about how human hopes sometimes find success, but often come to nothing.
  • They finish by saying that the luckiest men are those who are happy day by day.