Sunday, October 07, 2018


Resisting Dionysus

E.R. Dodds, ed., Euripides, Bacchae, 2nd ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1960), p. xvi:
To resist Dionysus is to repress the elemental in one's own nature; the punishment is the sudden complete collapse of the inward dykes when the elemental breaks through perforce and civilization vanishes.

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