|eheu! mihi dole(n)t...|
Language work done and dusted, we turned to sickness of a different kind. This term we'll be looking at Euripides' Bacchae, a fascinating (if grisly) exploration of human psychology, power and madness. In our first reading from the play, old (therefore wise) Tiresias and Cadmus warn Pentheus, King of Thebes against disrespecting the god Dionysus. They're getting outta here, they tell us, as they can see a storm brewing for the unwise, dismissive Pentheus, and it ain't gonna be pretty. This all sets up a lovely bit of dramatic tension for what's to follow.
|Dangerous as Dionysus|
|Epidaurus - Ma-hoo-sive (and no mics!)|