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Bakkhai

Author: Euripides.; Reginald Gibbons; Charles Segal
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Series: Greek tragedy in new translations.
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Regarded by many as Euripides' masterpiece, Bakkhai is a powerful examination of religious ecstasy and the resistance to it. A call for moderation, it rejects the temptation of pure reason as well as pure sensuality, and is a staple of Greek tragedy, representing in structure and thematics an exemplary model of the classic tragic elements. Disguised as a young holy man, the god Bacchus arrives in Greece from Asia  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Tragedies
Drama
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Euripides.
Bakkhai.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2001
Named Person: Pentheus, King of Thebes (Mythological character); Dionysus, (Greek deity); Dionysus, (Greek deity); Pentheus, King of Thebes (Mythological character)
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Euripides.; Reginald Gibbons; Charles Segal
ISBN: 9780199725939 0199725934 0195125983 9780195125986
OCLC Number: 437114778
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 150 pages).
Contents: Introduction; On the Translation; Bakkhai; Characters; Notes on the Text; Appendix: Reconstruction of the Fragmentary Ending; Glossary.
Series Title: Greek tragedy in new translations.
Other Titles: Bacchae.
Responsibility: Euripides ; translated by Reginald Gibbons ; with introduction and notes by Charles Segal.
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Euripides' "Bakkhai" is the staple of the canon of Greek tragedy, as its structure and thematics offer exemplary models of the classic tragic elements. The plot centres around the actions of  Read more...

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