Bacchae

Bacchae

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This stunning translation by award-winning poet, Robin Robertson reinvigorates Euripides' masterpiece. Updated for contemporary readers, Robertson brings the ancient verse to fervid, brutal life, revealing a work of art as devastating and relevant today as it was in the fifth century BC.
Publisher: New York : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014]
Edition: First U.S. Edition
ISBN: 9780062319661
0062319663
Branch Call Number: Performing Arts 882 EUR
Additional Contributors: Robertson, Robin 1955-- Translator

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eferry Oct 18, 2014

If you ever tried to make it through a Greek play and found yourself throwing in the towel, pick this book up.

The Bacchae is the story of Dionysus, the god of wine and celebration, as he returns to his city of birth and finds no welcome; instead, his cousin the king provokes him and, as we r... Read More »


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eferry Oct 18, 2014

If you ever tried to make it through a Greek play and found yourself throwing in the towel, pick this book up.

The Bacchae is the story of Dionysus, the god of wine and celebration, as he returns to his city of birth and finds no welcome; instead, his cousin the king provokes him and, as we read, learns what happens when you scorn a god.

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