The Myth Reading Group meets on ‘Zoom’ on Monday 8 March, 5:30-6:30 pm (UK time). The link to join is posted in the comments for this post. All are welcome.
This week’s text is an extract from the Imagines of Philostratus the Elder (third century AD). The reading covers two sections which recapitulate the mythic accounts in the Bacchae and the Homeric Hymn to Dionysus, affording us the opportunity to see how the myths have been reinterpreted.
Please read section 1. 18 (Bacchantes) and section 1. 19 (Tyrrhenian Pirates), available online in Arthur Fairbanks’ Loeb translation (1931):
English Translation (Arthur Fairbanks, 1931)
Interactive Greek text (NB section numbers are different):