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The Bacchae of Euripides

The Bacchae of Euripides

A New Translation with a Critical Essay

by Euripides

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/06/1968

  $38.25
This new translation of The Bacchae-that strange blend of Aeschylean grandeur and Euripidean finesse-is an attempt to reproduce for the American stage the play as it most probably was when new and unmutilated in 406 B.C. The achievement of this aim involves a restoration of the "great lacuna" at the climax and the discovery of several primary stage effects very likely intended by Euripides. These effects and controversial questions of the composition and stylistics are discussed in the notes and the accompanying essay.
ISBN:
9780803251946
9780803251946
Category:
Literary essays
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-06-1968
Language:
English
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
142
Dimensions (mm):
203x133x8mm
Weight:
0.17kg
Euripides

Euripides (c.485-07 BC) was an Athenian born into a family of considerable rank. Disdaining the public duties expected of him, Euripides spent a life of quiet introspection, spending much of his life in a cave on Salamis.

Late in life he voluntarily exiled himself to the court of Archelaus, King of Macedon, where he wrote The Bacchae, regarded by many as his greatest work. Euripides is thought to have written 92 plays, only 18 of which survive.

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