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The Bacchae and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 23 December 2010
This is the third volume of Euripides I have recently enjoyed. About Easter I began to read and study classical literature, all bought from Amazon U.K. Some I had previously read, Dante's "vision" , "Paradise Lost", and Homer.
Feel priviledged to have access to this ancient world with it's eternal truths and wisdom. Now I have read the Iliad again, in Penguin DeLuxe edition; will gladly get to know more of these.
I enjoyed especially the Comedies of Terence...just as if one had a front stalls seat in the theatre!
The notes at the back of these books are of great help, particularly in the Oxford World's Classics series.
Euripides "Hecuba" should not be missed and I heard a most interesting interview with Frank McGuiness on his staging of this great work, by way of iTunes and my iPod!
I am a pensioner with an appetite for learning, trying to make up for my laziness as a schoolboy and, thanks to Amazon U.K.this I am doing!
Malcolm, from Northern England but long time resident of Norway.
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on 1 April 2015
Excellent translation of this extraordinary work.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 15 July 2013
This is the Penguin edition iwth the same title as the Oxford Classic. I downloaed this one to my Kindle but it does not include Iphigenia among the Taurians, which is the play I needed to read.
You have the wrong edition in the Kindle option so I have asked for it to be deleted.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 24 January 2014
An interesting read. I needed to do this for my university course. It came quickly and it was a good book to have as of its quality. I would recommend this.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 25 November 2013
Euripides is one of my favourite ancient Greek authors and this volume was a replacement for a lost copy of the same. Many thanks.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 17 March 2013
Really pleased with purchase, a good quality & a fairly quickly dispatched order - would recommend to other interested buyers
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 6 February 2012
I only read the Bacchae because it was part of my classics syllabus so the review is just for that play. This play can be difficult if you know little about the gods and the rules back in ancient Greece. The plot for the play is really good with the focus of madness and people in a craze which really makes the play have humour but also is quite disturbing. It lets into how powerful the gods are and how they can do what they like for whatever reason they like making them worse than humans because they have no consequences for their actions. This book should be read because it a classic play and is enjoyable to read.
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