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Bakkhai: Euripides (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)

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Regarded by many as Euripides' masterpiece, Bakkhai is a powerful examination of religious ecstasy and the resistance to it. A call for moderation, it rejects the temptation of pure reason as well as pure sensuality, and is a staple of Greek tragedy, representing in structure and thematics an exemplary model of the classic tragic elements.

Disguised as a young holy man, the god Bacchus arrives in Greece from Asia proclaiming his godhood and preaching his orgiastic religion. He expects to be embraced in Thebes, but the Theban king, Pentheus, forbids his people to worship him and tries to have him arrested. Enraged, Bacchus drives Pentheus mad and leads him to the mountains, where Pentheus' own mother, Agave, and the women of Thebes tear him to pieces in a Bacchic frenzy.

Gibbons, a prize-winning poet, and Segal, a renowned classicist, offer a skilled new translation of this central text of Greek tragedy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195125986
Editor:
Burian, Peter
Editor:
Shapiro, Alan
Translator:
Gibbons, Reginald
Editor:
Burian, Peter
Editor:
Shapiro, Alan
Author:
null, Charles
Author:
Euripides
Author:
null, Reginald
Author:
Gibbons, Reginald
Author:
Burian, Peter
Author:
Segal, Charles
Translator:
Gibbons, Reginald
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Dionysus (Greek deity)
Subject:
Pentheus (Greek mythology)
Subject:
Greek & Roman
Subject:
Classical Studies | Classical Literature in Translation
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Greek Tragedy in New Translations (Paperback)
Series Volume:
[no. 83-84]
Publication Date:
20010231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.6 x 5 x 0.4 in 0.3 lb

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