The Bacchae by Euripides

"The Bacchae" is a classic Greek tragedy where the god Dionysus, disguised as a mortal, returns to his birthplace in Greece to punish the impious King Pentheus who denies Dionysus's divine nature and refuses to worship him. The narrative explores themes of revenge, mortality, and the relationship between man and god. Dionysus uses his power to drive the women of the city into a crazed frenzy, leading to a tragic end for King Pentheus and his mother Agave.

The 366th greatest book of all time


Published
-405
Nationality
Greek
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
12,000
Original Language
Ancient Greek

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