Bacchae



the female attendants of Bacchus.
the priestesses of Bacchus.
the women who took part in the Bacchanalia.
Historical Examples

Towards the end of his life he migrated to Macedonia, where he wrote not the least splendid of his plays, the Bacchae.
Authors of Greece T. W. Lumb

The Agamemnon, the Oedipus, the Bacchae are not to be explained wholly by them.
The Legacy of Greece Various

We have in the Bacchae—it seems to me impossible to deny it—a heartfelt glorification of “Dionysus.”
Euripedes and His Age Gilbert Murray

The story ends with the representation of the “Bacchae,” in Parthia.
Adventures among Books Andrew Lang

In the Bacchae almost every reader feels that there is something more than a story.
Euripedes and His Age Gilbert Murray

The head of Pentheus is carried by one of the Bacchae in that drama.
Adventures among Books Andrew Lang

Again, such a play would involve a bewildering shift of sympathy, just as the Bacchae does.
Euripedes and His Age Gilbert Murray

There never was a great play so steeped in tradition as the Bacchae.
Euripedes and His Age Gilbert Murray

The beautiful side of this feeling is vividly conspicuous in The Bacchae.
The Bacchae of Euripides Euripedes

We should probably have a result something like the Bacchae.
Euripedes and His Age Gilbert Murray

plural noun
the priestesses or female devotees of Bacchus
n.

“female attendants of Bacchus,” from Greek Bakkhai, plural of Bakkhe, from Bakkhos (see Bacchus).

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