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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Dover Pubns
Publication date April 22, 1997
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780486295800
ISBN-10 048629580X
Dimensions 0.25 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.10 lbs.
Original list price $2.50
Summaries and Reviews
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The youngest of the three great Greek tragedians, following Aeschylus and Sophocles, Euripides (ca. 484–406 B.C.) is reputed to have written ninety-two plays, nineteen of which survive. The Bacchae, a late play staged posthumously, concerns the cult of Dionysus, god of wine, whose worship hinged largely on orgiastic and frenzied nature rites.
When Dionysus (in disguise) attempts to spread his cult among the people (especially the women) of Thebes, their king, Pentheus, imprisons Dionysus and tries to suppress his cult. The king's misguided attempt to thwart the will of a god leads to catastrophe. 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 and manipulate traditional Greek myth to serve his own ends in probing man's psychological makeup and understanding of himself.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780872203938
 
With Paul Woodruff (other contributor) | from Hackett Pub Co Inc (September 1, 1998)
9780872203938 | details & prices | 82 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $25.00
About: [Woodruff's translation] is clear, fluent, and vigorous, well thought out, readable and forceful.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780452008854 Book cover for 9780486295800 Book cover for 9780872203921 Book cover for 9781291420081 Book cover for 9781408630143 Book cover for 9781420926705 Book cover for 9781481929479 Book cover for 9781517329167 Book cover for 9781532826306 Book cover for 9781854594112
 
With Euripides | from Createspace Independent Pub (April 20, 2016)
9781532826306 | details & prices | 42 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.10 in. | List price $6.95
About: Bacchae also known as The Bacchantes is an ancient Greek tragedy, written by Athenian playwright Euripides in approximately 405 BC.
With Euripides | from Createspace Independent Pub (September 13, 2015); titled "The Bacchae"
9781517329167 | details & prices | 62 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.14 in. | List price $7.00
About: The Bacchae is an ancient Greek tragedy, written by the Athenian playwright Euripides.
With Euripides | from Gardners Books (May 15, 2013); titled "The Bacchae"
9781291420081 | details & prices | 140 pages | List price $15.20
About: A horrifying play of drugs and drink.
With Euripides | from Createspace Independent Pub (January 7, 2013)
9781481929479 | details & prices | 90 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.21 in. | List price $7.95
About: The Bacchae is an ancient Greek tragedy by the Athenian playwright Euripides, during his final years in Macedonia, at the court of Archelaus I of Macedon.
With Euripides | from Clarke Pr (October 31, 2007); titled "The Bacchae"
9781408630143 | details & prices | 92 pages | List price $26.99
About: Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.
With Gilbert Murray (other contributor) | from Digireads.Com (January 31, 2005); titled "The Bacchae"
9781420926705 | details & prices | 96 pages | 5.25 × 8.50 × 0.25 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $5.99
About: Euripides, the youngest of the trio of great Greek tragedians was born at Salamis in 480 B.
With Frederic Raphaie (other contributor), Kenneth McLeish (other contributor) | from Theatre Communications Group (March 1, 1999)
9781854594112 | details & prices | 4.50 × 6.75 × 0.25 in. | 0.15 lbs | List price $10.95
About: Euripides' classic drama about the often mortifying consequences of the unbridled--and frequently hysterical--celebration of the feast of Dionysus, the God of wine.
With Paul Woodruff | from Hackett Pub Co Inc (September 1, 1998)
9780872203921 | details & prices | 82 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $8.00
About: [Woodruff's translation] is clear, fluent, and vigorous, well thought out, readable and forceful.
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With Henry Hart Milman | from Dover Pubns (April 22, 1997)
9780486295800 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.25 in. | 0.10 lbs | List price $2.50
About: The youngest of the three great Greek tragedians, following Aeschylus and Sophocles, Euripides (ca.
Reissue edition from New Amer Library (February 1, 1982); titled "The Bacchae"
9780452008854 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $15.00
About: "Using to the full the last half century's great accessions to the comparative study of religion, [Dodds] has given a coherent and convincing reconstruction of the Dionysiac background--and, indeed, foreground--of the play, illustrating it with many instructive non-Greek and modern parallels.

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