Bakkhai

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Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 1995 - Drama - 97 pages
Euripides Bakkhai presents the inner conflict between the untamed, irrational side of man represented by the god Dionysos and the rational side represented by the god Apollo. Meagher offers a rich and revealing introduction to ancient Greek tragedy -- a remarkably appropriate alternative to Sophocles' Oedipus the King.

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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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