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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See Panoussi 2009, 139-42 on Maenadism here and its effects on marriage and the city.
Embracing the violent passions of Maenadism, Callirrhoe kills
According to Henrichs, maenadism, as a component of Dionysiac worship, insured the fruitfulness of the land and a stable and profitable economy.
However, Maenadism was also associated with dangerously transgressive behavior that operated in contradistinction to the laws of the polis.
1978) "Greek Maenadism from Olympias to Messalina", HSCP 82: 121-160.
Henrichs, 'Greek maenadism from Olympias to Messalina', HSCPh 82 (1978), 121-60, esp.