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Euripides: Bacchae (Duckworth Companions to Greek & Roman Tragedy) (Duckworth Companions to Greek & Roman Tragedy)

Euripides: Bacchae (Duckworth Companions to Greek & Roman Tragedy) (Duckworth Companions to Greek & Roman Tragedy)

Sophie Mills
4/5 (8 ratings)
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.
Pages
144
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Gerald Duckworth & Company
Release
May 01, 2006
ISBN
0715634305
ISBN 13
9780715634301

Euripides: Bacchae (Duckworth Companions to Greek & Roman Tragedy) (Duckworth Companions to Greek & Roman Tragedy)

Sophie Mills
4/5 (8 ratings)
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.
Pages
144
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Gerald Duckworth & Company
Release
May 01, 2006
ISBN
0715634305
ISBN 13
9780715634301

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