Pentheus

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cognita res meritam vati per Achaidas urbes attulerat famam nomenque erat auguris ingens.
when these things became known it spread the fame of the prophet through the city of Greece and the seer's reputation was great.
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spernit Echionides tamen hunc ex omnibus unus, contemptor superum Pentheus,
however Pentheus son of Echion alone among all men, in contempt of the gods rejected this
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praesagaque ridet verbasenis tenebrasque et cladem lucis ademptae obicit.
and laughed at the prophetic words of the old man and taunted him with darkness and the misfortune of his lost sight.
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ille movens albentia tempora canis "quam felix esses,"
he shaking his white temples said "how happy you will be,"
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si tu quoque lumins huius orbus" ait "fieres, ne Bacchica sacra videres.
if these eyes bereft of sight were yours so you could not see the acred rights of Bacchus
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namque dies aderit, quam non procul auguror esse, qua novus huc veniat, proles Semeleia, Liber;
for the day is now coming and I see it is not far off when the new god will come here, Liber the son of Semeli;
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quem nisi templorum fueris dignatus honore, mille lacer spargere locis et sanguine silvas foedabis matremque tuam matrisque sorores.
and unless you deem him worthy of being honoured with places of worship you will be scattered, torn into a thousand pieces and your blood will stain the woods and your mother and your mother's sister.
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eveniet; neque enim dignabere numen honore, meque sub his tenebris nimium vidisse quereris."
it will be; for you will not deem the god worthy of honur and you will lament of me that in this darkness i see too much."
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talia dicentem proturbat Echione natus.
while he was saying these things, the son of Echion thrust him away.
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dicta fides sequitur responsaque vatis aguntur.
credence follows his words and the predictions of the prophet are done.
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however Pentheus son of Echion alone among all men, in contempt of the gods rejected this

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spernit Echionides tamen hunc ex omnibus unus, contemptor superum Pentheus,

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and laughed at the prophetic words of the old man and taunted him with darkness and the misfortune of his lost sight.

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he shaking his white temples said "how happy you will be,"

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if these eyes bereft of sight were yours so you could not see the acred rights of Bacchus

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