The Bacchae of Euripides

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Focus Publishing/R Pullins Company, Jan 1, 1998 - Drama - 126 pages
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An English translation of Euripides' tragedy based on the mythological story of King Pentheus of Thebes and his fateful encounter with the god DIonysus. Includes an introductory essay, extensive notes, appendices on lacuna, a geneological chart of the gods, and an essay by Valerie M. Warrior: "The Roman Bid to Control Bacchic Worship". The  Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture and the roots of contemprary thought.

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User Review  - Kate Weiskopf - Goodreads

So far, I just finished Bacchae; a horrifyingly grotesque, awesome play. Highly recommended so far. Read full review


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Stephen Esposito is Associate Professor of Classics at Boston University where, in 2009/10, he won Frank and Lynne Wisneski Award for Teaching Excellence. He has previously translated Euripides' "Bacchae" and edited "Euripides: Medea, Hippolytus, Heracles, Bacchae", both for Focus Publishing. He is also the founding editor of the new Oxford Greek and Latin College Commentaries, the first volume of which will be his grammatical commentary (with running vocabulary) on Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannos.

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