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Book Title: Die Bakchen|
The author of the book: Euripides
Edition: Reclam Philipp Jun.
Date of issue: 1998
ISBN 13: 9783150009406
Format files: PDF
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I've always liked Dionysus. He is so chill.
Dionysus, also called Bacchus, was the god of tit- err I mean grape harvest, wine and theatre. He is the son of Zeus and Semele, a mortal princess of Thebes. This is where Euripides' Bacchae takes place.
Semele's family, particularly her sisters, don't believe in the existence of Dionysus. They accused her of lying, essentially implying that she slept with some random mortal. Thebes refuses to honor Dionysus as god and does not give him proper worship.
That went about as well as expected.
Therefore will I prove to him and all the race of Cadmus that I am a god. And when I have set all in order here, I will pass hence to a fresh country, manifesting myself; but if the city of Thebes in fury takes up arms and seeks to drive my votaries from the mountain, I will meet them at the head of my frantic rout. This is why I have assumed a mortal form, and put off my godhead to take man's nature.
Dionysus, disguised as a mortal man, comes to the palace, intent on avenging his dead mother. He is accompanied by a band of bacchants, his female worshippers.
The city plunges into chaos. Everything is bathed in disorientating violence, vengeance and blood.
“Isn’t it delightful to forget how old we are?”
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Read information about the author(Greek: Ευριπίδης )
Euripides (Ancient Greek: Εὐριπίδης) (ca. 480 BC–406 BC) was the last of the three great tragedians of classical Athens (the other two being Aeschylus and Sophocles). Ancient scholars thought that Euripides had written ninety-five plays, although four of those were probably written by Critias. Eighteen of Euripides' plays have survived complete. It is now widely believed that what was thought to be a nineteenth, Rhesus, was probably not by Euripides. Fragments, some substantial, of most of the other plays also survive. More of his plays have survived than those of Aeschylus and Sophocles together, partly because of the chance preservation of a manuscript that was probably part of a complete collection of his works in alphabetical order.
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