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The Resource Bakkhai, Euripides ; translated by Reginald Gibbons ; with introduction and notes by Charles Segal

Bakkhai, Euripides ; translated by Reginald Gibbons ; with introduction and notes by Charles Segal

Label
Bakkhai
Title
Bakkhai
Statement of responsibility
Euripides ; translated by Reginald Gibbons ; with introduction and notes by Charles Segal
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
  • "Regarded by many as Euripides' masterpiece, Bakkhai examines both the horror and the beauty of the religious ecstasy that Dionysos brings to Thebes. His offer of closeness to nature and freedom from the constraints of civilization, especially for women, excites bitter resistance as well as fanatical acceptance." "Disguised as a young holy man and accompanied by his band of Asian worshipers, the god Dionysos arrives in Greece at Thebes, proclaims his godhood and his new religion, and drives the Theban women mad. When the Theban king, Pentheus, tries to imprison him, Dionysos afflicts Pentheus himself with madness and leads him, dressed as a bacchant, to the mountains, where his own mother, Agaue, and her companions tear him to pieces in an insane Bacchic frenzy."
  • "Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. Under the general editorship of Peter Burian and Alan Shapiro, each volume includes a critical introduction, commentary on the text, full stage directions, and a glossary of the mythical and geographical references in the play."
  • "In its balance of emotional intensity and classic form, Bakkhai exemplifies Greek tragedy at its most powerful"--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Euripides
Dewey number
882/.01
Index
no index present
LC call number
PA3975.B2
LC item number
G53 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1936-2002
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  • Gibbons, Reginald
  • Segal, Charles
Series statement
Greek tragedy in new translations
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bacchantes
  • Pentheus
  • Dionysus
Label
Bakkhai, Euripides ; translated by Reginald Gibbons ; with introduction and notes by Charles Segal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Bakkhai
  • Characters
  • Reconstruction of the Fragmentary Ending
Control code
43328880
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
ix, 150 pages
Isbn
9780195125986
Lccn
00020180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Bakkhai, Euripides ; translated by Reginald Gibbons ; with introduction and notes by Charles Segal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Bakkhai
  • Characters
  • Reconstruction of the Fragmentary Ending
Control code
43328880
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
ix, 150 pages
Isbn
9780195125986
Lccn
00020180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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