Tag Archives: Pentheus – King of Thebes (Mythological character)

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Anne Carson and Euripides, Bakkhai [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher, Local Library]

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Dionysos: My eyes were wide open. He teaches the mysteries personally. Pentheus: What form do these mysteries take? Dionysos: That’s a secret. Not for the uninitiated. Pentheus: And for the initiated, do they do some good? Dionysos: You cannot know that. But it is worth knowing.

Anne Carson and Euripides, Bakkhai [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher, Local Library]

Hermetic quote Carson Euripides Bakkhai eyes wide open teaches mysteries personally form secret uninitiated do some good cannot know worth knowing