Ovid’s Maenads

‘The death of Pentheus’; detail of a red-figure cup by the Athenian painter Douris, circa 480 BCAn essay that focuses on Bacchantes in three tales of Ovid’s Metamorphoses, in which   Maenads, or Maenad-like women, typify the potential for feminine madness within and without the bounds of culture. You can find the essay here.

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