Bacchae and Other Plays by Euripides
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Bacchae and Other Plays
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The Bacchae and Other Plays

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Bacchae and Other Plays by Euripides

Book Description

The plays of Euripides have stimulated audiences since the fifth century BC. This volume, containing "Phoenician Women", "Bacchae", "Iphigenia at Aulis", "Orestes", and "Rhesus" completes the new editions of "Euripides in Penguin Classics".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140440447
ISBN-10: 0140440445
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Jan-1973
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Bacchae by Euripides Bacchae, Paperback (February 2016)

Dionysus, god of wine and ecstasy, has come to Thebes, and the women are streaming out of the city to worship him on the mountain, drinking and dancing in wild frenzy. The king, Pentheus, denouces this so-called 'god' as a charlatan. But no mortal can deny a god and no man can ever stand against Dionysus.

Medea by Euripides Medea, Paperback (January 2015)

Features a story of the wronged wife who avenges herself upon her unfaithful husband by murdering their children is lodged securely in the popular imagination, a touchstone for politics, law, and psychoanalysis and the subject of constant retellings and reinterpretations.

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Author Biography - Euripides

Euripides, the youngest of the three great Athenian playwrights, was born around 485 BC of a family of good standing. He first competed in the dramatic festivals in 455 BC, coming only third; his record of success in the tragic competitions is lower than that of either Aeschylus or Sophocles. There is a tradition that he was unpopular, even a recluse; we are told that he composed poetry in a cave by the sea, near Salamis. What is clear from contemporary evidence, however, is that audiences were fascinated by his innovative and often disturbing dramas. His work was controversial already in his lifetime, and he himself was regarded as a clever poet, associated with philosophers and other intellectuals. Towards the end of his life he went to live at the court of Archelaus, king of Macedon. It was during his time there that he wrote what many consider his greates work, the Bacchae. When news of his death reached Athens in early 406 BC, Sophocles appeared publicly in mourning for him. Euripides is thought to have written about ninety-two plays, of which seventeen tragedies and one satyr-play known to be his survive; the other play which is attributed to him, the Rhesus, may in fact be by a later hand."

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