Pentheus sentence example

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  • When Dionysus, with his band of frenzied women (Maenads) arrived at Thebes (his native place and the first city visited by him in Greece), Pentheus denied his divinity and violently opposed the introduction of his rites.
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  • His mother Agave having joined the revellers on Mount Cithaeron, Pentheus followed and climbed a lofty pine to watch the proceedings.
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  • Some identify Pentheus with Dionysus himself in his character as the god of the vine, torn to pieces by the violence of winter.
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  • The fate of Pentheus was the subject of lost tragedies by Thespis and Pacuvius.
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  • It was on Cithaeron that Actaeon was changed into a stag, that Pentheus was torn to pieces by the Bacchantes whose orgies he had been watching, and that the infant Oedipus was exposed.
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