The Bacchae

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Who is Tiersias in The Bacchae?
A blind prophet
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Who is Cadmus?
The founder & the first king of Thebes
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Who is Ague?
Pentheus' mother
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What are the roles of the chorus?
Reflect the highs & lowsof the play, Song & dance which provides entertainment
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What are the 2 roles of Tiersias?
Tiersias answers all of Cadmus' questions, He shows 100% loyalty to the cult
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What are the 2 roles of Cadmus
Made a memorial to his daughter Semele, Gathered Penthues' body
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What is the role of the Messenger?
Eyewhitness of the women, proving they are not doing anything wrong
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What is the role of the Herdsman?
Describes the power of Dionysis
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What was Pentheus' 3 punishments?
Being torn apart by the Maenads and his mother Ague, Driven mad by Dionysus, forced to dress as a maenad in the full Bacchic getup, being taunted by Dionysus when he leaves the palace.
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What did Pentheus do to deserve punishment?
Showed disrespect to the cult, threatened D's supporters as slavery, insults & imprisons the priest.
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What suggests Pentheus' punishment was not deserved?
• His mother instigated the idea that Semele had not been made pregnant by Zeus, he is young and doesn't know any better, • “Gods should not be like mortals in temper”.
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Define 'Lyssa'
A personification of madness
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Where did D and supporters leave from Greece?
Asia / the town Lydia
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First city to be visited by Dionysus?
Thebes
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What did Cadmus to make D happy?
Made a memorial to Semele
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What did Dionysus do to the Meanads?
Dressed them as bacchants and sent them up a mountian
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What did Pentheus do to deserve punishment?
Disrespected the cult / no sacrifices / no prayers to Dionysus
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What threat does Dionysus make before leaving?
If they use military force, they will fight them
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How many men worshiped Dionysus?
2
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Name 2 prominent themes
Wine & sex
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What does Pentheus think Tieresias is out to do?
Make money
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What does Pentheus do to the Priest?
Destroys his shop then burns it down
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Who is Cadmus?

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The founder & the first king of Thebes

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Front

Who is Ague?

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Card 4

Front

What are the roles of the chorus?

Back

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Card 5

Front

What are the 2 roles of Tiersias?

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