The Bacchae

The Bacchae

by Euripides

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Overview

The Bacchae by Euripides

Classic Greek tragedy concerns the catastrophe that ensues when the King of Thebes, Pentheus, imprisons Dionysus and attempts to suppress his cult. Full of striking scenes, frenzied emotion and choral songs of great power and beauty, the play is a fine example of Euripides' ability to exploit Greek myth to probe man's psychological makeup.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781542527040
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/13/2017
Pages: 54
Sales rank: 600,708
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.13(d)

About the Author

Robin Robertson is from the northeast coast of Scotland. He has published five collections of poetry and received a number of accolades, including the Petrarca-Preis, the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a Forward Prize in each category. Apart from his translations of Euripides, he has also edited a collection of essays, Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame, and, in 2006, he published The Deleted World, a selection of free English versions of poems by the Nobel laureate Tomas Tranströmer.

Daniel Mendelsohn a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and The New Yorker, is the author of the international bestseller The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million. He teaches at Bard College.

Table of Contents

Prefacevi
Background to the story of Bacchaevii
Map of Ancient Greeceviii
List of characters1
Commentary and translation2
Synopsis of the play94
Pronunciation of names96
Introduction to the Greek Theatre97
Time line101
Index102

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