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The Bacchae and other plays by Euripides.

The Bacchae and other plays (edition 2005)

by Euripides., John N. Davie, R. B. Rutherford

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Title:The Bacchae and other plays
Other authors:John N. Davie, R. B. Rutherford
Info:London ; New York : Penguin, 2005.
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4 Plays: Bacchae / Helen / Ion / Trojan Women by Euripides



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I can't believe this was written so long ago.

Different millennium, same blame game for rape victims. ( )
  Stebahnree | Mar 13, 2016 |
I can't believe this was written so long ago.

Different millennium, same blame game for rape victims. ( )
  Stebahnree | Mar 13, 2016 |
If you are looking to read Euripides in English then I recommend this edition, or any edition, as long as the translator is Philip Vellacott. ( )
  Lukerik | Nov 17, 2015 |
- I have seen the holy Bacchae, who like a flight of spears
Went streaming bare-limbed, frantic, out of the city gate.

- What, woman? What was that you said? Do you exult
When such a cruel fate has overtaken the king?
- I am no Greek.
I sing my joy in a foreign tune.

- When bull led man to the ritual slaughter-ring.

He'd have been my god, were I Greek (or one of these foreign women). Even without him, I believe that his forces or his spheres, unacknowledged, are dangerous; whether religous or psychological, this play always talked to me. Perhaps the part where Agave triumphs ignorantly with her son's head, is drawn-out, over-milked, but that's theatre for you. The effeminate foreigner who is Dionysus in disguise -- who celebrates that 'rare goddess', Peace; who cross-dresses the king to make a laughingstock of him; whose worshippers abandon the loom to tear wild beasts limb from limb... what's not to love and fascinate? So much, too, is uncannily familiar.

My personal no. 1 ancient Greek play. ( )
  Jakujin | Mar 7, 2015 |
Ion, The Women of Troy, Helen, The Buccae.
  ambrose_rex | Jan 25, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140440445, Paperback)

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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Through their sheer range, daring innovation, flawed but eloquent characters and intriguing plots, the plays of Euripides have stimulated audiences since the fifth century BC. Phoenician women portrays the rival sons of King Oedipus and their mother's doomed attempts at reconciliation, while Orestes shows a son ravaged with guilt after the vengeful murder of his mother. In The Bacchae, a king mistreats a newcomer to his land, little knowing that he is the god Dionysus disguised as a mortal, while in Iphigenia at Aulis, the Greek leaders take the horrific decision to sacrifice a princess to gain favour from the gods in their mission to Troy. Finally, the Rhesus depicts a world of espionage between the warring Greek and Trojan camps.… (more)

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2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0140440445, 0140447261

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