The Bacchae Of Euripides


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Bacchae


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"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.... Equally instructive and stimulating is the acute analysis of the play's dramatic elements, its characters, scenes, conflicts, actions, speeches.... This edition far surpasses its predecessors in vitality, sympathy, and scope."--W.B. Stanford, Hermathena LXV. Including a comprehensive discussion of the play's background and an incisive assessment of its dramatic structure, this edition makes an outstanding contribution to Euripides scholarship.

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Euripides Bacchae


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English translation of Euripides' tragedy based on the mythological story of King Pentheus of Thebes and his fateful encounter with the god Dionysus. Includes helpful notes, an introductory essay on Euripides and the history and production of the play; glossary, bibliography, and other helpful tools.

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Author by Euripides
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The Riddle Of The Bacchae


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Excerpt from The Riddle of the Bacchae: The Last Stage of Euripides Religious Views One important problem connected with Euripides still awaits a full solution - that of his religion. His precise position in the history of Greek literature and in that of the drama generally, his views on contemporary politics, and his attitude towards the purely intellectual tendencies of his own time, are now understood with some completeness. But the poet's opinions with regard to religion, the subject which for many reasons was unquestionably the most important for every Greek tragedian, continue to be the subject of controversy. It is in this respect that the Bacchae is of vital importance to a true comprehension of Euripides. Magnificent as the play undoubtedly is as a production of literary art, and largely as the reputation of Euripides rests upon it, it is still true that the author of Medea, Ion, Hippolytus, and Iphigeneia in Tauris would be scarcely less honoured than he is if the Bacchae had perished. But his greatness as a thinker and as a teacher of his countrymen depends, it is hardly too much to say, more on this one drama than on all his other extant works taken together. It is his last and most complete exposition of the religious beliefs over which he had been pondering for half a century, and which had at length reached full maturity. Every Euripidean student must make it his aim to understand the Bacchae. But the dramatist has taken care that his true meaning shall not lie on the surface. Like Plato, he has consistently adhered to the principle that the real literary artist will never say in so many words what his message is. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Author by Gilbert Norwood
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Dionysiac Poetics And Euripides Bacchae


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Includes afterword (p. 349-393) by the author: Dionysus and the Bacchae in the light of recent scholarship.

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Author by Charles Segal
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Bacchae Of Euripides


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The Bacchae


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Like Euripides' play, this moves speedily through a dazzling and bewildering display of tone, rhythm, and feeling. Mahon's great achievement in this transformation emerges most strikingly in the beauty of his choral odes whose clarity and grace linger hauntingly over the scenes of human folly and divine anger.

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Author by Derek Mahon
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An Analysis Of Euripides Play The Bacchae


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This thesis analyzes Euripides' play The Bacchae, using a translation/adaptation by Nicholas Rudall. The analysis explores the themes of moderation, failing government, and the necessity of accepting new ideas. It focuses on the warnings of excess in ruling parties, society, and religion that appear throughout the translation/adaptation. Although this analysis examines each character in the play, it primarily focuses on Dionysus and Pentheus. After studying both Pentheus and Dionysus as individuals, the analysis compares these two characters and finds them to be polar opposites. It also observes the shifts in their polar attitudes. Pentheus moves from a position of masculine strength and power to that of a weak individual who, under Dionysus' control, dresses as a woman. Dionysus appears as an effeminate, weak priest who claims he will not harm Thebes unless Pentheus attempts to fight his followers. When Pentheus chooses war, Dionysus becomes the dominant figure and seeks revenge.

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Author by Katrina Leigh Darden
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ISBN Number OCLC:61681931

The Complete Euripides


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Collected here for the first time in the series are three major plays by Euripides: Bacchae, translated by Reginald Gibbons and Charles Segal, a powerful examination of the horror and beauty of Dionysiac ecstasy; Herakles, translated by Tom Sleigh and Christian Wolff, a violent dramatization of the madness and exile of one of the most celebrated mythical figures; and The Phoenician Women, translated by Peter Burian and Brian Swamm, a disturbing interpretation of the fate of the House of Laios following the tragic fall of Oedipus. These three tragedies were originally available as single volumes. This volume retains the informative introductions and explanatory notes of the original editions and adds a single combined glossary and Greek line numbers.

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Author by Euripides
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Euripides Bacchae


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Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Free University of Amsterdam.

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Author by Hans Oranje
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