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The Bacchae | Suggested Reading


Here are some suggested reading materials and online resources to help you get a better understanding of Euripides' The Bacchae. In addition, we've listed some articles and other books that are similar to The Bacchae that you may enjoy.

Reading Materials

Barlow, Shirley A. The Imagery of Euripides: A Study in the Dramatic Use of Pictorial Language. Bristol Classical, 2008.

Kalke, Christine M. "The Making of a Thyrsus: The Transformation of Pentheus in Euripides' Bacchae." The American Journal of Philology, vol. 106, no. 4, 1985, p. 409.

Michelini, A.N., and Charles Segal. "Dionysiac Poetics and Euripides' Bacchae." The Classical World, vol. 77, no. 5, 1984, p. 317.

Perris, Simon. "Perspectives on Violence in Euripides' Bacchae." Mnemosyne, vol. 64, no. 1, Jan. 2011, pp. 37–57.

Sandys, John E. The Bacchae of Euripides: With Critical and Explanatory Notes and with Numerous Illustrations from Works of Ancient Art. Cambridge UP, 2013.

Segal, Erich. Euripides: A Collection of Critical Essays. Prentice-Hall, 1968.

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