Due to Christmas delivery deadlines, we cannot guarantee delivery of overseas items before Christmas if ordered after 5 December. 
  • afterpay Free Click & Collect
  • afterpay Free delivery over $49.99*
  • afterpay on orders of $50 or more
Bacchae - pr_129255

Bacchae

Paperback

$15.10

delivery message Free delivery for orders over $49.99

Add to Wish List
Delivered in 10 days
Available for Click and Collect
This stunning translation, by the acclaimed poet Robin Robertson (Forward Prize, Man Booker shortlist 2018), has reinvigorated Euripides' devastating take of a god's revenge for contemporary readers, bringing the ancient verse to fervid, brutal life. Dionysus, god of wine and ecstasy, has come to Thebes, and the women are streaming out of the city to worship him on the mountain, drinking and dancing in wild frenzy. The king, Pentheus, denouces this so-called 'god' as a charlatan. But no mortal can deny a god and no man can ever stand against Dionysus. 'The dialogue is taut, volcanic and often exquisitely beautiful... Euripides deserves to have his exquisite verse transformed into modern speech, and in Robertson I believe he has found a poet who can do that.' Edith Hall, Literary Review

Product code: 9780099577386

ISBN 9780099577386
Publisher Vintage Publishing
Dimensions H198xW129xS8
No. of pages 128
This stunning translation, by the acclaimed poet Robin Robertson (Forward Prize, Man Booker shortlist 2018), has reinvigorated Euripides' devastating take of a god's revenge for contemporary readers, bringing the ancient verse to fervid, brutal life. But no mortal can deny a god and no man can ever stand against Dionysus.