maenadism


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maenadism

behavior characteristic of a maenad or bacchante; raging or wild behavior in a woman. — maenadic, adj.
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behavior characteristic of a maenad or bacchante; raging or wild behavior in a woman.
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According to Henrichs, maenadism, as a component of Dionysiac worship, insured the fruitfulness of the land and a stable and profitable economy.
19) It is this violent stereotype of maenadism that Euripides' Bacchae exploited to great dramatic effect.
This statement reinforces the notion that in art, maenads and maenadism were fabrications.
However, Maenadism was also associated with dangerously transgressive behavior that operated in contradistinction to the laws of the polis.