The Bacchae - Study Guide Fourth Choral Ode Summary & Analysis

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Fourth Choral Ode Summary

The Chorus sings to inspire the mad bacchants' rage against Pentheus. The Chorus refers to him as the offspring of animals and they call for justice to avenge the gods.

Fourth Choral Ode Analysis

From what comes next, the audience is to understand that several hours have passed during the singing of this ode. Dionysus and Pentheus have traveled through Thebes and on to Cithaeron where the women are. By referring to Pentheus as the child of beasts, the Chorus adds to the bacchants' insane perceptions.

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