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No, he wishes his honor from all mankind. He desires not anyone excluded from his worship. CADMUS 210 since you can't see, Teiresias, allow me be interpreter for you this time. right here comes the guy to whom I left my throne, Echion’s son, Pentheus, hastening towards the palace. He turns out excited and disturbed. what's his information? (Enter Pentheus from the aspect. ) PENTHEUS 215 I occurred to be away, out of this land, yet I’ve heard of a few unusual mischief within the city, tales of our ladies leaving domestic to frisk in mock ecstasies one of the thickets at the mountain, dancing in honor of the most recent divinity, 220 a undeniable Dionysus, whoever he will be! of their midst stand bowls brimming with wine. after which, one after the other, the ladies get lost to hidden nooks the place they serve the lusts of fellows. Priestesses of Bacchus they declare they're, 225 yet it’s relatively Aphrodite they adore. i've got captured a few of them; my jailers have certain their arms and locked them in our legal. those that run at huge will likely be hunted down out of the mountains just like the animals they're— certain, my very own mom Agave, and Ino 230 and Autonoë, the mummy of Actaeon. very quickly in any respect I shall have them trapped in iron nets and prevent this obscene ailment. i'm additionally advised a foreigner has come to Thebes from Lydia, a type of charlatan magicians, 235 with lengthy yellow curls smelling of perfumes, with flushed cheeks and the spells of Aphrodite in his eyes. His days and nights he spends with girls and women, dangling earlier than them the fun of initiation in his mysteries. yet permit me capture him during this land of mine 240 and I’ll cease his pounding together with his wand and tossing his head. I’ll have his head bring to an end his physique! And this is often the guy who claims that Dionysus is a god and used to be sewn into the thigh of Zeus, while, in fact, that very same blast of lightning 245 ate up him and his mom either, for her lie that she had lain with Zeus in love. Whoever this stranger is, aren’t such impostures, such unruliness, priceless of placing? (He catches sight of Teiresias and Cadmus. ) What! yet this is often fantastic! Teiresias the seer tricked out in a dappled fawnskin! and also you, 250 you, my grandfather, enjoying the bacchant—what amusing! — with a fennel wand! Sir, I slash to determine your outdated age so silly. Shake that ivy off, grandfather! Now drop that wand. Drop it, I say. Aha, 255 I see: this can be your doing, Teiresias. definite, you will have nonetheless one other god printed to males so that you can pocket the gains from burnt choices and bird-watching. through heaven, merely your age restrains me now from sending you to legal with these Bacchic ladies for uploading right here to Thebes 260 those filthy mysteries. while when you see the flicker of wine shining on the feasts of ladies, you then could be convinced the pageant is rotten. refrain chief What blasphemy! Stranger, have you ever no recognize for the gods? For Cadmus who sowed the dragon tooth? 265 Will the son of Echion shame his condominium? TEIRESIAS provide a sensible guy a good short to plead and his eloquence is not any amazing success.