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Classical mythology

The Bacchae characters

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Agave in Illyria by Selden

'And I will hold my tongue which as we know is hardest for a woman, / Jackal and hide, laughing in doorways if you'll let them, behind the rows of little pots / In various shades of red.' The relationship between Agave & Semele, mixing ancient & modern, mad & sly, prose & poetry, and always slippery & disturbing

[Added 12/08/2015; Drama; 2500-6000; Classical mythology; Characters: Agave, Semele; Adult]

Bakcheios by Emilyenrose

'That kind of ghoulish nonsense is exactly the kind of thing guaranteed to please a boy of a certain age, and it certainly stuck with me. I had nightmares for months of being chased through the night by a disfigured woman-shape with gold-plated bone fingers.' Gorgeous retelling of The Bacchae, which renders the tragedy more profound by making Pentheus thoroughly human

[Added 25/11/2011; Drama; 6000-20,000; Classical mythology; Characters: Pentheus, Dionysus, Actaeon, Cadmus, Agave, Semele, Autonoe, Ino, OCs]