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An English translation of Euripides' tragedy based on the mythological story of King Pentheus of Thebes and his fateful encounter with the god DIonysus. Includes an introductory essay, extensive notes, appendices on lacuna, a geneological chart of the gods, and an essay by Valerie M. Warrior: "The Roman Bid to Control Bacchic Worship." The Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture and the roots of contemprary thought.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 8.64mm | 200g
  • MA, United States
  • English
  • b/w illus
  • 0941051420
  • 9780941051422
  • 1,021,416

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English translation with introductory material, notes, glossary and essay by Stephen Esposito. Also available: an extensive online companion to the Bacchae, with additional notes and resources.
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Esposito's Bacchae is an excellent brief guide to the difficulties and complexities of this controversial play, and it will be welcomed by students and teachers alike... The translation itself is clear, strong and highly readable. --Charles Segal, Harvard University
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About Euripides

Stephen Esposito is Associate Professor of Classics at Boston University where, in 2009/10, he won Frank and Lynne Wisneski Award for Teaching Excellence. He has previously translated Euripides' "Bacchae" and edited "Euripides: Medea, Hippolytus, Heracles, Bacchae," both for Focus Publishing. He is also the founding editor of the new Oxford Greek and Latin College Commentaries, the first volume of which will be his grammatical commentary (with running vocabulary) on Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannos.
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