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Book Bacchai

    Book Details:
  • Author : Euripides
  • Publisher : Oberon Books
  • Release : 2002
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 80 pages

Download or read book Bacchai written by Euripides and published by Oberon Books. This book was released on 2002 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A new translation by Colin Teevan.

Book Bacchae and Other Plays

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  • Author : Euripides,
  • Publisher : Oxford Paperbacks
  • Release : 2008-06-12
  • ISBN : 9780199540525
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book Bacchae and Other Plays written by Euripides, and published by Oxford Paperbacks. This book was released on 2008-06-12 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The four plays newly translated in this volume are among Euripides' most exciting works. Iphigenia among the Taurians is a story of escape and contrasting Greek and barbarian civilization, set on the Black Sea at the edge of the known world. Bacchae, a profound exploration of the human psyche, deals with the appalling consequences of resistance to Dionysus, god of wine and unfettered emotion. This tragedy, which above all others speaks to our post-Freudian era, is one of Euripides' two last surviving plays. The second, Iphigenia at Aulis, centres on the ultimate dysfunctional family as natural emotion is tested in the tragic crucible of the Greek expedition against Troy. Lastly, Rhesus, probably the work of another playwright, is a thrilling, action-packed Iliad in miniature, dealing with a grisly event in the Trojan War.

Book Euripides  Bacchae

Download or read book Euripides Bacchae written by Hans Oranje and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2018-07-17 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The purpose of this book is to investigate what it was Euripides intended to convey to the theatre-going public of his day when he wrote his most exciting and most gruesome play, the Bacchae. The meanings which are to be attached to the action of a play are woven by an audience, both during and after the performance, into a single dramatic experience, labelled in this book as 'audience response'. After some introductory chapters dealing with the history of the interpretation of the Bacchae and with the theory of audience response, the main part of the book is devoted to a detailed analysis of the action of the play (chapters 4 and 5), and to a study of Dionysus in his various apects in Athenian life and in his appearances in earlier literature and on the tragic stage. The discussion of the choruses concentrates on the choruses' repeated utterances about cleverness and wisdom, which form the core of the Dionysian propaganda of the play. The most immediate results of this new interpretation of the Bacchae are that the widely-accepted view of Pentheus as a dark puritan, a man possessed by the Dionysian qualities of his divine opponent, proves to be untenable, and that that which in the past has been rightly called the overriding theme of the play - the god's epiphany - also contains the poet's most serious and ironical discussion of divinity and of man's treatment of it. The problems of the Greek text are given full discussion, mainly in the nots and appendices. In many cases new solutions are proposed; some new problems are however added.

Book Euripides  The Bacchae

Download or read book Euripides The Bacchae written by Sirish Rao and published by Getty Publications. This book was released on 2004 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This contemporary retelling of Euripides' The Bacchae-the last extant Greek tragedy-relates the classic myth of the god Dionysus wrecking vengeance on Thebes, the city of his birth and site of his mortal mother Semele's horrible death. Dionysus brings an army of women into the mountains surrounding the city and casts a spell over the city's own female population, leading them to abandon their husbands, sons, and fathers and to follow the god into the countryside and engage in his forbidden revels. Pentheus, king of Thebes, leads an army against the god, only to be defeated in battle and, as he secretly watches the revels, to be torn limb from limb by the frenzied Bacchae. Original illustrations silk-screened on handmade paper accompany the story. This unique handcrafted book will be a treasured addition to the libraries of those who love the arts of ancient Greece and the art of fine, contemporary bookmaking.

Book Ecstasy and Terror

Download or read book Ecstasy and Terror written by Daniel Mendelsohn and published by New York Review of Books. This book was released on 2019-10-08 with total page 385 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “The role of the critic,” Daniel Mendelsohn writes, “is to mediate intelligently and stylishly between a work and its audience; to educate and edify in an engaging and, preferably, entertaining way.” His latest collection exemplifies the range, depth, and erudition that have made him “required reading for anyone interested in dissecting culture” (The Daily Beast). In Ecstasy and Terror, Mendelsohn once again casts an eye at literature, film, television, and the personal essay, filtering his insights through his training as a scholar of classical antiquity in illuminating and sometimes surprising ways. Many of these essays look with fresh eyes at our culture’s Greek and Roman models: some find an arresting modernity in canonical works (Bacchae, the Aeneid), while others detect a “Greek DNA” in our responses to national traumas such as the Boston Marathon bombings and the assassination of JFK. There are pieces on contemporary literature, from the “aesthetics of victimhood” in Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life to the uncomfortable mixture of art and autobiography in novels by Henry Roth, Ingmar Bergman, and Karl Ove Knausgård. Mendelsohn considers pop culture, too, in essays on the feminism of Game of Thrones and on recent films about artificial intelligence—a subject, he reminds us, that was already of interest to Homer. This collection also brings together for the first time a number of the award-winning memoirist’s personal essays, including his “critic’s manifesto” and a touching reminiscence of his boyhood correspondence with the historical novelist Mary Renault, who inspired him to study the Classics.

Book The Bacchae

    Book Details:
  • Author : Euripides
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Release : 2001
  • ISBN : 9781557834454
  • Pages : 116 pages

Download or read book The Bacchae written by Euripides and published by Hal Leonard Corporation. This book was released on 2001 with total page 116 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: (Applause Books). THE BACCHAE was not only the last and greatest of Euripides' tragedies, it was very close to the last of the great Greek tragedies. The story of the play is in part about this cultural dissolution in Athens. It's also about the theatre itself, and how a sane society needs strong, intelligent theatre to survive. THE BACCHAE makes a perfect first entry in the new Applause series of classic dramas, because it argues so passionately and beautifully and convincingly for the need for such a theatre, in our era as much as in Euripides'. Herbert Golder in his new translation has turned an ancient play into a new one, one just as potent for an applicable to our troubled times as Euripides' own.

Book The Complete Euripides

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  • Author : Euripides
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2009
  • ISBN : 0195373405
  • Pages : 379 pages

Download or read book The Complete Euripides written by Euripides and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2009 with total page 379 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Collected here for the first time in the series are three major plays by Euripides: Bacchae, translated by Reginald Gibbons and Charles Segal, a powerful examination of the horror and beauty of Dionysiac ecstasy; Herakles, translated by Tom Sleigh and Christian Wolff, a violent dramatization of the madness and exile of one of the most celebrated mythical figures; and The Phoenician Women, translated by Peter Burian and Brian Swamm, a disturbing interpretation of the fate of the House of Laios following the tragic fall of Oedipus. These three tragedies were originally available as single volumes. This volume retains the informative introductions and explanatory notes of the original editions and adds a single combined glossary and Greek line numbers.

Book The Bacchae of Euripides

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  • Author : Wole Soyinka
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 1974
  • ISBN : 9780393325836
  • Pages : 132 pages

Download or read book The Bacchae of Euripides written by Wole Soyinka and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 1974 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A wholly fresh interpretation of the timeless play by a Nobel Prize-winning author.

Book The Bacchae

Download or read book The Bacchae written by Euripides and published by . This book was released on 1880 with total page 436 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Dionysiac Poetics and Euripides  Bacchae

Download or read book Dionysiac Poetics and Euripides Bacchae written by Charles Segal and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 1997-11-16 with total page 446 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Includes afterword (p. 349-393) by the author: Dionysus and the Bacchae in the light of Recent Scholarship.

Book The Bacchae of Euripides

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  • Author : Euripides
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release : 1968-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780803251946
  • Pages : 168 pages

Download or read book The Bacchae of Euripides written by Euripides and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 1968-01-01 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This new translation of The Bacchae—that strange blend of Aeschylean grandeur and Euripidean finesse—is an attempt to reproduce for the American stage the play as it most probably was when new and unmutilated in 406 B.C. The achievement of this aim involves a restoration of the "great lacuna" at the climax and the discovery of several primary stage effects very likely intended by Euripides. These effects and controversial questions of the composition and stylistics are discussed in the notes and the accompanying essay.

Book A Feminist Theory of Refusal

Download or read book A Feminist Theory of Refusal written by Bonnie Honig and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2021-05-11 with total page 209 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An acclaimed political theorist offers a fresh, interdisciplinary analysis of the politics of refusal, highlighting the promise of a feminist politics that does not simply withdraw from the status quo but also transforms it. The Bacchae, Euripides’s fifth-century tragedy, famously depicts the wine god Dionysus and the women who follow him as indolent, drunken, mad. But Bonnie Honig sees the women differently. They reject work, not out of laziness, but because they have had enough of women’s routine obedience. Later they escape prison, leave the city of Thebes, explore alternative lifestyles, kill the king, and then return to claim the city. Their “arc of refusal,” Honig argues, can inspire a new feminist politics of refusal. Refusal, the withdrawal from unjust political and economic systems, is a key theme in political philosophy. Its best-known literary avatar is Herman Melville’s Bartleby, whose response to every request is, “I prefer not to.” A feminist politics of refusal, by contrast, cannot simply decline to participate in the machinations of power. Honig argues that a feminist refusal aims at transformation and, ultimately, self-governance. Withdrawal is a first step, not the end game. Rethinking the concepts of refusal in the work of Giorgio Agamben, Adriana Cavarero, and Saidiya Hartman, Honig places collective efforts toward self-governance at refusal’s core and, in doing so, invigorates discourse on civil and uncivil disobedience. She seeks new protagonists in film, art, and in historical and fictional figures including Sophocles’s Antigone, Ovid’s Procne, Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp, Leonardo da Vinci’s Madonna, and Muhammad Ali. Rather than decline the corruptions of politics, these agents of refusal join the women of Thebes first in saying no and then in risking to undertake transformative action.

Book Brides  Mourners  Bacchae

Download or read book Brides Mourners Bacchae written by Vassiliki Panoussi and published by Johns Hopkins University Press. This book was released on 2019-06-04 with total page 315 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Brides, Mourners, Bacchae will be of value to scholars of classics and ancient religions, as well as anyone interested in the study of gender in antiquity or the connection between religion and ideology.

Book Bacchae

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  • Author : Euripides
  • Publisher : RicherResourcesPublications
  • Release : 2008
  • ISBN : 0979757126
  • Pages : 79 pages

Download or read book Bacchae written by Euripides and published by RicherResourcesPublications. This book was released on 2008 with total page 79 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Euripides' Bacchae, the last of the surviving Greek tragedies, was first performed in 405 BC in the annual competition for tragic drama, where it won first prize. It has remained one of the most frequently performed Greek tragedies ever since and one of t

Book The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours

Download or read book The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours written by Gregory Nagy and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2020-01-10 with total page 657 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What does it mean to be a hero? The ancient Greeks who gave us Achilles and Odysseus had a very different understanding of the term than we do today. Based on the legendary Harvard course that Gregory Nagy has taught for well over thirty years, The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours explores the roots of Western civilization and offers a masterclass in classical Greek literature. We meet the epic heroes of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, but Nagy also considers the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the songs of Sappho and Pindar, and the dialogues of Plato. Herodotus once said that to read Homer was to be a civilized person. To discover Nagy’s Homer is to be twice civilized. “Fascinating, often ingenious... A valuable synthesis of research finessed over thirty years.” —Times Literary Supplement “Nagy exuberantly reminds his readers that heroes—mortal strivers against fate, against monsters, and...against death itself—form the heart of Greek literature... [He brings] in every variation on the Greek hero, from the wily Theseus to the brawny Hercules to the ‘monolithic’ Achilles to the valiantly conflicted Oedipus.” —Steve Donoghue, Open Letters Monthly

Book The Bacchae of Euripides

    Book Details:
  • Author : Robert Banks Foster
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2019-03-22
  • ISBN : 0995194181
  • Pages : 118 pages

Download or read book The Bacchae of Euripides written by Robert Banks Foster and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2019-03-22 with total page 118 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This new translation of Euripides' The Bacchae by Margaret Behr and Robert Banks Foster brings ancient Greek mythology to a new generation of readers. Bacchus, the god of wine, infects his revelling adherents to the brink of madness, but he will neither be disrespected nor snubbed by the ruling family of Thebes. When Pentheus tries to prevent the women of Thebes from partaking in Bacchian rituals, the resulting tragedy destroys his family, sending the survivors into exile.

Book Ritual Irony

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  • Author : Helene P. Foley
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 2019-03-15
  • ISBN : 1501740636
  • Pages : 286 pages

Download or read book Ritual Irony written by Helene P. Foley and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2019-03-15 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ritual Irony is a critical study of four problematic later plays of Euripides: the Iphigenia in Aulis, the Phoenissae, the Heracles, and the Bacchae. Examining Euripides' representation of sacrificial ritual against the background of late fifth-century Athens, Helene P. Foley shows that each of these plays confronts directly the difficulty of making an archaic poetic tradition relevant to a democratic society. She explores the important mediating role played by choral poetry and ritual in the plays, asserting that Euripides' sacrificial metaphors and ritual performances link an anachronistic mythic ideal with a world dominated by "chance" or an incomprehensible divinity. Foley utilizes the ideas and methodology of contemporary literary theory and symbolic anthropology, addressing issues central to the emerging dialogue between the two fields. Her conclusions have important implications for the study of Greek tragedy as a whole and for our understanding of Euripides' tragic irony, his conception of religion, and the role of his choral odes. Assuming no specialized knowledge, Ritual Irony is aimed at all readers of Euripidean tragedy. It will prove particularly valuable to students and scholars of classics, comparative literature, and symbolic anthropology.