Bacchae

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RicherResourcesPublications, Jan 30, 2008 - Drama - 76 pages
Euripides' Bacchae, the last of the surviving Greek tragedies, was first performed in 405 BC in the annual competition for tragic drama, where it won first prize. It has remained one of the most frequently performed Greek tragedies ever since and one of t
 

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Euripides was born in Attica, Greece probably in 480 B.C. He was the youngest of the three principal fifth-century tragic poets. In his youth he cultivated gymnastic pursuits and studied philosophy and rhetoric. Soon after he received recognition for a play that he had written, Euripides left Athens for the court of Archelaus, king of Macedonia. Fragments of about fifty-five plays survive. Among his best-known plays are Alcestis, Medea and Philoctetes, Electra, Iphigenia in Tauris, The Trojan Women, and Iphigenia in Aulis Iphigenia. He died in Athens in 406 B.C.

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