"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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accus Aesch Aeschylus Agaue anapaests Aphrodite Athens audience Bacchae Bruhn Cadmus called Chorus Cithaeron corr cult dance Delphi Denniston dimeter Dion Dionysiac Dionysus dochm Elmsley elsewhere emendation Euripidean Euripides fifth century fortasse glyconic god's gods Greek Heracles Hermann Hipp Hymn iamb iambic implied Introd Kirchhoff later lyric maenads meaning metre metrical Murray Murray's Musgrave Musurus natural Nauck Nonnus orgiastic original Paley papyrus parallel passage Paus Pentheus perhaps Phil Phoen phrase Pindar Plato play Plut poet probably quoted reference Reiske religion religious rites ritual Sandys says scene schol seems Semele Semele's sense Soph Sophocles stasimon story Strabo Stranger suggests Supp Teiresias Theban Thebes thought Thuc thyrsus tmesis traditional tragedy Tyrrell vase-paintings verb Verrall Wecklein Wilamowitz Winnington-Ingram women word worship Zeus