The Bacchae and Other Plays, Paperback
4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


The plays of Euripides have stimulated audiences since the fifth century BC.

This volume, containing "Phoenician Women", "Bacchae", "Iphigenia at Aulis", "Orestes", and "Rhesus" completes the new editions of "Euripides in Penguin Classics".


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9780140440447



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Rightly did the ancient Athenians regard Euripidies as a sombre misfit: <em>The Bacchae</em>, first read by me 23 years ago at university, still has power to move and disturb. A truly unsettling examination of family ties, pride, and the capricious world in which we seem to live. Atmospheric.

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If you are looking to read Euripides in English then I recommend this edition, or any edition, as long as the translator is Philip Vellacott.