Bacchus-Ariadne"...this god is a prophet; the Bacchic ecstasy and frenzy hold a strong prophetic element. When he fills irresistibly a human body he gives those so possessed power to foretell the future. [...] Dionysus will not compel women to be chaste, since in all matters self-control resides in our own natures. You should consider this; for in the Bacchic ritual, as elsewhere, a woman will be safe from corruption if her mind is chaste." —Teiresias speaking to Pentheus in "The Bacchae" by Euripedes

 

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"How foolish we are! We often think that we never do all the foolishness and perversities that we see others do; this is why we arrive at the conclusion that we are magnificent persons. Unfortunately, we do not see the foolishness and wretched things we do."