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1

cognita res meritam vati per Achaidas urbes
attulerat famam nomenque erat auguris ingens.

-meritam- does pentheus deserve to die, does bacchus deserve to be worshipped
-vati/auguris-pleonasm
-cognita-sets the theme knowing

2

spernit Echionides tamen hunc ex omnibus unus,
contemptor superum Pentheus, praesagaque ridet

-spernit.contemptor- emphatic positioning verbs hatred
-framed with the addition of "ridet" very negative
-ex omnibus unus- antithesis, hyperbole, homoioteleuton
-patronymic, Aneas=Anchisiades
Echion was last alive after the "sown men of dragons teeth" civil strife

3

verba senis tenebrasque et cladem lucis ademptae
obicit. ille movens albentia tempora canis

-albentia/canis- pleonasm
-sibilance brings the prophecy more memorable homoioteleuton
-direct address
-obicit, emphatic positioning
- "...que et"

4

“quam felix esses, si tu quoque luminis huius
orbus” ait “fieres, ne Bacchica sacra videres.

-sibilance, powerfull
-direct address
-orbus, emphatic positiong
-first line is spondaic, power

5

namque dies aderit, quam non procul auguror esse,
qua novus huc veniat, proles Semeleia, Liber;

Liber at end
-tri colon,

6

quem nisi templorum fueris dignatus honore,
mille lacer spargere locis et sanguine silvas

honore- pentheus importance
-graphic detail, emphatic on mille
-all these related words are polyptoton
-lacer spargere, juxtaposition
-"et, que, que (next lines) polysyndeton

7

foedabis matremque tuam matrisque sorores.
eveniet; neque enim dignabere numen honore,

-tricolone with previous line polysyndeton
importance of being killed by familly
-"matrem..matris" +tuam
-foedabis exageration, spondaic
- eveniet's position is emphatic
-Ino and Autnonoe

8

meque sub his tenebris nimium vidisse quereris.”
talia dicentem proturbat Echione natus.

n sounds makes his coming seem terrible foreboding
-neque and meque
-proturbat is in the historic present, paradoxical
-echione natus
-

9

talia dicentem proturbat Echione natus.
dicta fides sequitur responsaque vatis aguntur:

wegweg

10

Liber adest festisque fremunt ululatibus agri;
turba ruit mixtaeque viris matresque nurusque

wg4wg

11

vulgusque proceresque ignota ad sacra feruntur. 530
“quis furor, anguigenae, proles Mavortia, vestras

w4g4wg

12

attonuit mentes?” Pentheus ait:
“aerane tantum

4gw4g

13

aere repulsa valent et adunco tibia cornu
et magicae fraudes,

4f4fw

14

 ut, quos non bellicus ensis,
non tuba terruerit, non strictis agmina telis,

wfewf4wf

15

femineae voces et mota insania vino
obscenique greges et inania tympana vincant?

rhthr

16

vosne, senes, mirer, qui longa per aequora vecti
hac Tyron, hac profugos posuistis sede penates,

rthrth

17

nunc sinitis sine Marte capi? vosne, acrior aetas, 540
propiorque meae, quos arma tenere,

thrth

18

non thyrsos, galeaque tegi, non fronde, decebat?
este, precor, memores, qua sitis stirpe creati,

thrth

19

illiusque animos, qui multos perdidit unus,
sumite serpentis.

rthtr

20

pro fontibus ille lacuque 545
interiit: at vos pro fama vincite vestra.

yrh

21

ille dedit leto fortes: vos pellite molles
et patrium retinete decus.

grh

22

si fata vetabant
stare diu Thebas, utinam tormenta virique

egwg

23

moenia diruerent, ferrumque ignisque sonarent.
essemus miseri sine crimine, sorsque querenda,

erg

24

non celanda foret, lacrimaeque pudore carerent;
at nunc a puero Thebae capientur inermi,

egreg

25

quem neque bella iuvant nec tela nec usus equorum,
sed madidus murra crinis mollesque coronae 555

rgeg

26

purpuraque et pictis intextum vestibus aurum,
quem quidem ego actutum (modo vos absistite) cogam

SDG

27

adsumptumque patrem commentaque sacra fateri.
an satis Acrisio est animi, contemnere vanum

SAFSF

28

numen et Argolicas venienti claudere portas:
Penthea terrebit cum totis advena Thebis?

WFQ

29

ite citi' (famulis hoc imperat), 'ite ducemque
attrahite huc vinctum! iussis mora segnis abesto!'

aegw

30

hunc avus, hunc Athamas, hunc cetera turba suorum 564
corripiunt dictis frustraque inhibere laborant.

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