The Bacchæ of Euripides

The Bacchæ of Euripides Translated Into English Verse, With a Preface (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Bacchæ of Euripides: Translated Into English Verse, With a Preface

Many among the contemporaries of Euripi des held him in very different estimation. The story of the admiring Syracusans, who liberated such'prisoners as knew the poems of Euripides, is probably a myth; but it is a myth which certainly would not have been circulated, had there been no countenance for the story. So crates, we are informed, never went to the theatre, except 'when the plays of Euripides were being exhibited. The poets and critics of a later age are said to have valued his dramas very highly. This is not remarkable, as apart from his imaginative and dramatic powers, Euripides 1s essentially a poet of civi lised life and culture. There are few authors whose writings supply so many appropriate quotations as those of Euripides do. He has the art of describing in one or two felicitous lines of epigram, a whole class of character.

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ISBN: 9780259486480
Publisher: Fb&c Ltd
Imprint: Forgotten Books
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DEWEY: 882.01
Number of pages: 120
Weight: -1g
Height: 10mm
Width: 7mm
Spine width: 1mm