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The Bacchae and Other Plays
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Euripides John Davie
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The Bacchae and Other Plays

Euripides John Davie Richard Rutherford


9780140447262

Penguin Classics


Dance & Performing arts


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432 pages

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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.

By:   Euripides, John Davie, Richard Rutherford
Imprint:   Penguin Classics
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   315g
ISBN:   9780140447262
ISBN 10:   0140447261
Pages:   432
Publication Date:   February 2006
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

EURIPIDES (C.484-406 B.C.) was one of the three great tragedians of classical Athens, along with Aeschylus and Sophocles; he is the youngest of the three. He is believed to have written 92 dramas, but only 19 of them are now known. John Davie is Head of Classics at St Paul's School in London. Richard Rutherford is Tutor in Greek and Latin Literature at Christ Church, Oxford.

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