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Euripides : Bacchae: History, Archaeology and Society - Sophie Mills


Bacchae: History, Archaeology and Society

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Accessible introductions to ancient tragedies discuss the main themes of a play and the central developments in modern criticism, while also addressing the play's historical context and the history of its performance and adaptation. References to Dionysus in popular culture focus on the god as the incarnation of wild and decadent behaviour, by which humans are intrigued and appalled. The god as he is portrayed in "Euripides' Bacchae" is, however, more complex, paradoxically transcending straightforward notions of the Dionysiac. "Euripides' Dionysus" blurs the dividing line between many of the fundamental categories of ancient Greek life - male and female, Greek and barbarian, divine and human. This book explores his place in Athenian religion, what Euripides makes of him in the play, and the views of later writers and scholars.

Euripides and the Greek Theatrep. 7
Dionysus and Athensp. 21
Analysis of the Bacchaep. 37
Under the Influencep. 50
Dionysus Dismembered: Critical Trends and the Bacchaep. 80
Singing! Orgies! Wine! Women! Song!p. 103
Notesp. 121
Texts, Commentaries and Translationsp. 149
Guide to Further Readingp. 152
Bibliographyp. 156
Chronologyp. 168
Glossaryp. 170
Indexp. 172
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ISBN: 9780715634301
ISBN-10: 0715634305
Series: Companions to Greek and Roman Tragedy
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 24th February 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1