Book 3 summary. From Cadmus (founder of the city of Thebes), the book progresses to his gandson Actaeon, daughter Semele (turned into a stag), Teiresias (a seer of Thebes), Narcissus and Echo, the turning of sailors into dolphins, and Pentheus (a king of Thebes, who rejects the worship of Bacchus, god of wine and ecstasy).
Bk III:1-49 Cadmus searches for his sister Europa.
Bk III:50-94 Cadmus kills the Dragon.
Bk III:95-114 Cadmus sows the Dragon's teeth.
Bk III:115-137 Cadmus founds Thebes.
Bk III:138-164 Actaeon returns from the hunt.
Bk III:165-205 Actaeon sees Diana naked and is turned into a stag.
Bk III:206-231 Actaeon is pursued by his hounds.
Bk III:232-252 Actaeon is killed by the dogs.
Bk III:253-272 Juno sets out to punish Semele.
Bk III:273-315 Semele is consumed by Jupiter's fire.
Bk III:316-338 The judgement of Tiresias.
Bk III:339-358 Echo sees Narcissus.
Bk III:359-401 How Juno altered Echo's speech.
Bk III:402-436 Narcissus sees himself and falls in love.
Bk III:437-473 Narcissus laments the pain of unrequited love.
Bk III:474-510 Narcissus is changed into a flower.
Bk III:511-527 Tiresias prophesies Pentheus's fate.
Bk III:528-571 Pentheus rejects the worship of Bacchus.
Bk III:572-596 Acoetes is captured and interrogated.
Bk III:597-637 Acoetes's story – the beautiful boy.
Bk III:638-691 Acoetes's ship and crew are transformed.
Bk III:692-733 Pentheus is killed by the Maenads.