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Pentheus (Greek mythology)

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Works: 110 works in 245 publications in 3 languages and 11,972 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Classifications: PA3975, 882.01
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Publications about Pentheus (Greek mythology)
Most widely held works about Pentheus (Greek mythology)
    Bakkhai by Euripides( Book )
    9 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in English and held by 1,290 libraries worldwide
    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 proclaiming his godhood and preaching his orgiastic religion. He expects to be embraced in Thebes, but the Theban king, Pentheus, forbids his people to worship him and tries to have h
    Bacchae by Euripides( Book )
    12 editions published between 1893 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 942 libraries worldwide
    Dionysus punishes Thebes, and its ruler Pentheus, for denying his godhood
    The Bacchae of Euripides: a communion rite by Wole Soyinka( Book )
    5 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 881 libraries worldwide
    The Bacchae by Euripides( Book )
    3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 611 libraries worldwide
    Three plays of Euripides: Alcestis, Medea, The Bacchae by Euripides( Book )
    2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 593 libraries worldwide
    Dionysiac poetics and Euripides' Bacchae by Charles Segal( Book )
    1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 541 libraries worldwide
    Includes afterword (p. 349-393) by the author: Dionysus and the Bacchae in the light of recent scholarship
    The Bacchae of Euripides : a new version by Euripides( Book )
    3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 519 libraries worldwide
    Williams handles the spoken poetry in a flexible verse that encompasses a wide range of tone. His treatment of the lyrics uses a rhythmically bold form whose accents would particularly lend themsleves to effective choral acting
    The Bacchae, and other plays by Euripides( Book )
    1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 408 libraries worldwide
    "Through their sheer range, daring innovation, flawed but eloquent characters and intriguing plots, the plays of Euripides have shocked and stimulated audiences since the fifth century BC. Phoenician Women portrays the rival sons of King Oedipus and their mother's doomed attempts at reconciliation, while Orestes shows a son ravaged with guilt after the vengeful murder of his mother. In The Bacchae, a king mistreats a newcomer to his land, little knowing that he is the god Dionysus disguised as a mortal, while in Iphigenia at Aulis, the Greek leaders take the horrific decision to sacrifice a princess to gain favour from the gods in their mission to Troy. Finally, the Rhesus depicts a world of espionage between the warring Greek and Trojan camps."--BOOK JACKET
    Bacchae ; Iphigenia at Aulis ; Rhesus by Euripides( Book )
    7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and held by 403 libraries worldwide
    In Bacchae, one of the great masterpieces of the tragic genre, Euripides tells the story of king Pentheus' resistance to the worship of Dionysus and his horrific punishment by the god: dismemberment at the hands of Theban women. Iphigenia at Aulis recounts the sacrifice of Agamemnon's daughter to Artemis, the price exacted by the goddess for favorable sailing winds. Rhesus dramatizes a pivotal incident in the Trojan War. Although this play was transmitted from antiquity under Euripides' name it probably is not by him; but does give a sample of what tragedy was like after the great fifth-century playwrights. -- JACKET
    Bacchae by Euripides( Book )
    3 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 356 libraries worldwide
    Dionysus in 69 by Performance Group( Book )
    2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 350 libraries worldwide
    The God of ecstasy : sex-roles and the madness of Dionysos by Arthur Evans( Book )
    1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 335 libraries worldwide
    Iphigenia among the Taurians ; Bacchae ; Iphigenia at Aulis ; Rhesus by Euripides( Book )
    8 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 304 libraries worldwide
    "This book is the second of three volumes of a new prose translation, with introduction and notes, of eleven of Euripides' most exciting plays. Iphigenia among the Taurians, set on the Black Sea at the edge of the known world, is much more than a nail-biting story of escape. It is remarkable for its sensitive delineation of character as it weighs Greek against barbarian civilization. Bacchae, a profound exploration of the human psyche, deals with the appalling consequences of resistance to Dionysus, god of wine and unfettered emotion. This tragedy, which above all others speaks to our post-Freudian era, is one of Euripides' two last surviving plays. The second, Iphigenia at Aulis, so vastly different as to highlight the playwright's Protean invention, centres on the ultimate dysfunctional family, that of Agamemnon, as natural emotion is tested in the tragic crucible of the Greek expedition against Troy. Rhesus, probably the work of another playwright, deals with a grisly event in the Trojan War. Like Iphigenia at Aulis, its 'suspect is war and the pity of war', but it is also a thrilling, action-packed theatrical Iliad in miniature."--BOOK JACKET
    The Bacchae of Euripides by Euripides( Book )
    7 editions published between 1880 and 2007 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
    Bacchae by Euripides( Book )
    2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
    [Woodruff's translation] is clear, fluent, and vigorous, well thought out, readable and forceful. The rhythms are right, ever-present but not too insistent or obvious. It can be spoken instead of read and so is viable as an acting version; and it keeps the lines of the plot well focused. The Introduction offers a good survey of critical approaches. The notes at the foot of the page are suitably brief and nonintrusive and give basic information for the non-specialist. --Charles Segal, Harvard University
    The Trojan women ; Helen ; The Bacchae by Euripides( Book )
    1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
    The disorderly women by John Bowen( Book )
    2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 216 libraries worldwide
    Plays by Euripides( Book )
    9 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
    The Bacchae by Euripides( Book )
    2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
    The Bacchae by Euripides( Book )
    3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
    "The Bacchae was not only the last and greatest of Euripides' tragedies, it was very close to the last of the great Greek tragedies. The story of the play is in part about this cultural dissolution in Athens. It's also about the theatre itself, and how a sane society needs strong, intelligent theatre to survive."--BOOK JACKET
 
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