How to make the Bakchai even more tragic: ask where’s Echion

When I was teaching the Bacchae last term, Sannion and I had a long conversation on the role of Echion in shaping the character and behavior of Pentheus and the tragedy behind Echion’s absence in the play. It completely changed my view of Pentheus and not only made him a far more sympathetic character, but added a level of brutal tragedy that I hadn’t heretofore considered. Sannion discusses some of that in this post. Check it out at the link below.
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