Volume VI, Bacchae. Iphigenia at Aulis. Rhesus (Loeb Classical Library)

Volume VI, Bacchae. Iphigenia at Aulis. Rhesus (Loeb Classical Library)

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by Euripides
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674996011

ISBN-13: 9780674996014

Pub. Date: 01/28/2003

Publisher: Harvard University Press

One of antiquity's greatest poets, Euripides has been prized in every age for the pathos, terror, and intellectual probing of his dramatic creations. This volume completes the new six-volume Loeb Classical Library edition of his plays.

In Bacchae, a masterpiece of tragic drama, Euripides tells the story of king Pentheus's resistance to the worship

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One of antiquity's greatest poets, Euripides has been prized in every age for the pathos, terror, and intellectual probing of his dramatic creations. This volume completes the new six-volume Loeb Classical Library edition of his plays.

In Bacchae, a masterpiece of tragic drama, Euripides tells the story of king Pentheus's resistance to the worship of Dionysus and his horrific punishment. Iphigenia at Aulis recounts the sacrifice of Agamemnon's daughter to Artemis, the price exacted by the goddess for favorable sailing winds. Rhesus (probably not by Euripides) dramatizes a pivotal incident in the Trojan War. David Kovacs presents a faithful and skillfully worded translation of the three plays, facing a freshly edited Greek text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674996014
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
Loeb Classical Library Series, #495
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents

Bacchae

Introduction

Text and Translation

Iphigenia At Aulis

Introduction

Text and Translation

Rhesus

Introduction

Text and Translation

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Oneira More than 1 year ago
The Bacchae is one of the most incredible pieces of literature in the ancient world. Everyone should read this. For Euripidean drama it is a departure from his usual depiction of the gods. For once Euripides pays homage to a god, Dionysos. This is the last play he wrote and I think it is his greatest work. Anyone who is interested in Greek mythology at all should read this, as it gives us an incredible glimpse into Bacchic worship. The story itself is so amazing that anyone could enjoy it!