Bacchae

Bacchae

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Synopsis

This stunning translation, by the acclaimed poet Robin Robertson (Forward Prize, Man Booker shortlist 2018), has reinvigorated Euripides' devastating take of a god's revenge for contemporary readers, bringing the ancient verse to fervid, brutal life.

Dionysus, god of wine and ecstasy, has come to Thebes, and the women are streaming out of the city to worship him on the mountain, drinking and dancing in wild frenzy. The king, Pentheus, denouces this so-called 'god' as a charlatan. But no mortal can deny a god and no man can ever stand against Dionysus.

'The dialogue is taut, volcanic and often exquisitely beautiful... Euripides deserves to have his exquisite verse transformed into modern speech, and in Robertson I believe he has found a poet who can do that.' Edith Hall, Literary Review

Book information

ISBN: 9780099577386
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 882.01
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xxix, 93
Weight: 98g
Height: 206mm
Width: 144mm
Spine width: 9mm