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Bacchae and Other Plays, the (1954) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Euripides was the most controversial of the three great Greek tragedians and the most modern.

His major themes - religious scepticism, the injustices suffered by women and the destructive folly of war - are issues still vitally important today. Ion, a play more concerned with character than ideas, deals with the problem of reconciling religious faith with the facts of human life. The Women of Troy poignantly reveals the horror of war, a theme also woven into the comedy Helen, in which Euripides good-humouredly parodies himself. The Bacchae, his last surviving tragedy and masterpiece, explores the psychology of mass violence.

Above all, as these four plays demonstrate, Euripides sought to understand the nature of the human soul and human society.

Original title: The Bacchae and Other Plays
Original languages: Ancient Greek


Genre: Drama and PlaysAncientGreekTragedy

The following works are contained within this one:
     Trojan Women, the (-415) [Play]
      Author: Euripides
     Ion (-413) [Play]
      Author: Euripides
     Helen (-412) [Play]
      Author: Euripides
     Bacchae, the (-405) [Play]
      Author: Euripides

Edition #1: The Bacchae and Other Plays

The Bacchae and Other Plays (1954)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Philip Vellacott
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Manifested in:

The Bacchae and Other Plays (October 30, 1954)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0140440445
Dimensions: 5 x 7.7 x 0.7 in
Pages: 256

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