Ovid’s Maenads

On how Maenads, or Maenad-like women, typify potential for feminine madness within / without cultural bounds

‘The death of Pentheus’; detail of a red-figure cup by the Athenian painter Douris, circa 480 BCAn essay that focuses on Bacchantes in three tales of Ovid’s Metamorphoses, in which   Maenads, or Maenad-like women, typify the potential for feminine madness within and without the bounds of culture. You can find the essay here.

  • “under revision” caveat here

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Author: Jacqueline A. Pollard

Traveler. City Walker. Photo-taker. PhD in English.

2 thoughts on “Ovid’s Maenads”

  1. Can you please give info related to the vase that depicts maenad that you presented above?
    I tried to find it online; yet failed to do so.

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