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The Bacchae and Other Plays By Euripides

The Bacchae and Other Plays
by Euripides

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The plays of Euripides have stimulated audiences since the fifth century BC. Part of the series "Euripides in Penguin Classics", this title contains plays such as "Phoenician Women", "Bacchae", "Iphigenia at Aulis", "Orestes", and "Rhesus".
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The Bacchae and Other Plays by Euripides

The plays of Euripides have stimulated audiences since the fifth century BC. This volume, containing Phoenician Women, Bacchae, Iphigenia at Aulis, Orestes, and Rhesuscompletes the new editions of Euripides in Penguin Classics.

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About Euripides


Euripides, the youngest of the three great Athenian playwrights, was born around 485 BC of a family of good standing. He first competed in the dramatic festivals in 455 BC, coming only third; his record of success in the tragic competitions is lower than that of either Aeschylus or Sophocles. There is a tradition that he was unpopular, even a recluse; we are told that he composed poetry in a cave by the sea, near Salamis. What is clear from contemporary evidence, however, is that audiences were fascinated by his innovative and often disturbing dramas. His work was controversial already in his lifetime, and he himself was regarded as a 'clever' poet, associated with philosophers and other intellectuals. Towards the end of his life he went to live at the court of Archelaus, king of Macedon. It was during his time there that he wrote what many consider his greates work, the Bacchae. When news of his death reached Athens in early 406 BC, Sophocles appeared publicly in mourning for him. Euripides is thought to have written about ninety-two plays, of which seventeen tragedies and one satyr-play known to be his survive; the other play which is attributed to him, the Rhesus, may in fact be by a later hand.

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GOR001155702
The Bacchae and Other Plays by Euripides
Euripides
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1973-01-25
256
0140440445
9780140440447
N/A
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