Bakkhai (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)
Blowout Sale! Save 64% on the Bakkhai (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) by Oxford University Press at Jen Blood. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Regarded by many as Euripides' masterpiece, Bakkhai is a powerful examination of religious ecstasy and the resistance to it. A call for moderation,
Disguised as a young holy man, the god Bacchus arrives in Greece from Asia proclaiming his godhood and preaching his orgiastic religion. He expects to be embraced in Thebes, but the Theban king, Pentheus, forbids his people to worship him and tries to have him arrested. Enraged, Bacchus drives Pentheus mad and leads him to the mountains, where Pentheus' own mother, Agave, and the women of Thebes tear him to pieces in a Bacchic frenzy.
Gibbons, a prize-winning poet, and Segal, a renowned classicist, offer a skilled new translation of this central text of Greek tragedy.
|Manufacturer:||Oxford University Press|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Studio:||Oxford University Press|
|Item Weight:||0.4 pounds|
|Item Size:||0.4 x 5 x 5 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.54 pounds|
|Package Size:||5.25 x 0.4 x 0.4 inches|