Abstract – Nothing in Excess: Religious Moderation in Euripides’ Bacchae

In the Bacchae, Euripides uses the chorus to highlight the importance of religious moderation by providing the audience with distinct examples of ritual worship. At one end of the spectrum, Pentheus restricts the proper worship of Dionysus within Thebes and lashes out against the cult with violence. On the other end, the actions of the … Read moreAbstract – Nothing in Excess: Religious Moderation in Euripides’ Bacchae

Nothing in Excess: Religious Moderation in Euripides’ Bacchae

§1.1 In the Bacchae, Euripides uses the chorus to highlight the importance of religious moderation by providing the audience with distinct examples of ritual worship. At one end of the spectrum, Pentheus restricts the proper worship of Dionysus within Thebes and lashes out against the cult with violence. On the other end, the actions of … Read moreNothing in Excess: Religious Moderation in Euripides’ Bacchae