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differences (2008) 19 (3): 90–125.
Published: 01 December 2008
...-avowed disciple of Dionysus, and Pentheus, the main character of The Bacchae and demonstrated anti disciple of Dionysus, I argue that both men experience their sexual attraction to women as somehow intolerable, and they negotiate this discomfort—which is simultaneously an unjustified paranoia and fear...
differences (2002) 13 (2): 35–56.
Published: 01 September 2002
... the austere medium of tragedy seems to afford instances of the erotic appeal of pubescent youths to mature women. Dover remarks on the youthful depiction, in Euripides’ Bacchae, of the disguised god Dionysus, whom Pentheus...