[Read Pdf] The Bacchae of EuripidesAuthor C.K. Williams – Albawater.co

From the renowned contemporary American poet C K Williams comes this fluent and accessible version of The Bacchae, the great tragedy by EuripidesThis book includes an introduction by Martha Nussbaum


10 thoughts on “The Bacchae of Euripides

  1. Yooperprof Yooperprof says:

    Moral of the story don t disrespect Dionysus If you do, it will be hard to pick up the pieces.


  2. Paul LaFontaine Paul LaFontaine says:

    The god Dionysus goes to Thebes in human form to justify his godliness and is beset upon by the king of Thebes, Pantheus In revenge Dionysis concocts a way that Pantheus goes to the mountains where a beserk band of women, lead by Pantheus own mother, exact Dionysus revenge This is reported to be the greatest tragedy of all time, and it is pretty bloody and tragic As with all Greek plays the language is such that it is hard to discern what is happening But a bit of work understanding the el The god Dionysus goes to Thebes in human form to justify his godliness and is beset upon by the king of Thebes, Pantheus In revenge Dionysis concocts a way that Pantheus goes to the mountains where a beserk band of women, lead by Pantheus own mother, exact Dionysus revenge This is reported to be the greatest tragedy of all time, and it is pretty bloody and tragic As with all Greek plays the language is such that it is hard to discern what is happening But a bit of work understanding the elements before reading the play helped Still a lot of work, so language sinks this do mid range for me Cautiously recommend


  3. Colin Bruce Anthes Colin Bruce Anthes says:

    Not sure how I feel about the book claiming to be both The Bacchae of Euripides and a new version by C.K Williams It seems to fall halfway in between Not sure how I feel about that either But I do know I ll always love and wrestle with this play.


  4. Daniel Daniel says:

    What starts as your typical Greek tragedy very quickly becomes a thorny tale about gender deviancy and consent Agave is heartbreaking It s a strange read in 2017, but ripe I think for some queering up and complication of Dionysus as divinity.


  5. Vrixton Phillips Vrixton Phillips says:

    The gods should not resemble mortals in their anger. I cannot recommend this translation by C K Williams The Chorus is my absolute favorite part of any Greek play, especially tragedies, but Williams decision to split up lines into triads in a kind of free verse turned a classic play into pseudo avant garde tripe The formatting is irritating, the lines make almost no sense whatsoever whether you imagine the entire triad read by a singe person or split between three But aside from my pr The gods should not resemble mortals in their anger. I cannot recommend this translation by C K Williams The Chorus is my absolute favorite part of any Greek play, especially tragedies, but Williams decision to split up lines into triads in a kind of free verse turned a classic play into pseudo avant garde tripe The formatting is irritating, the lines make almost no sense whatsoever whether you imagine the entire triad read by a singe person or split between three But aside from my problems with the way the Choruses were handled, the play is excellent I can see why this is one of Euripides most popular works However, it is a little unfocused at least in comparison to Oedipus Rex by Sophocles what with concentrating at first on Pentheus, then on his mother, Agave I m at peace with that, though It s a good story of religious freedom or the virtues of outlawing cults view spoiler I mean the Maenads did beat a bunch of men up and tear their cattle to shreds with their bare hands hide spoiler That does not a happy polis make and of what Plato was talking about when he said poets should stop telling lies about the gods acting like petulant children Probably would ve been a 5 star rating if it hadn t been for the damn irritating Choral triads


  6. Catherine Pate Catherine Pate says:

    I ve read the Bacchae before and had a fairly detached experience the first time CK Williams translation brings a vitality and poetry to the work that the previous translation lacked I also read this with two things in mind Beloved with Sethe s Bacchic frenzy in the barn and the impending inauguration of the 2016 President elect Perhaps this play, warning of the excesses of authoritarian power and the denial of moral virtue, resonatedforcefully as a result I highly recommend this pla I ve read the Bacchae before and had a fairly detached experience the first time CK Williams translation brings a vitality and poetry to the work that the previous translation lacked I also read this with two things in mind Beloved with Sethe s Bacchic frenzy in the barn and the impending inauguration of the 2016 President elect Perhaps this play, warning of the excesses of authoritarian power and the denial of moral virtue, resonatedforcefully as a result I highly recommend this play, and especially this translation, as the ancient Greek plays and epics lend such a fresh perspective on current philosophy, events, and musings


  7. Ami Ami says:

    Very violentmight make a timely horror movie.