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THEATRE COMPLET T.2

by PLAUTE|

December 1, 1991

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For Ezra Pound, Sophokles' Women of Trachis represented 'the highest peak of Greek sensibility registered in any of the plays that have come down to us...' Nothing rhetorical, nothing long winded survives in Pound's tragedy of Herakles.read more

Bacchae

by Ken McLeish|

April 1, 1999

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<div>Euripides' classic drama about the often mortifying consequences of the unbridled--and frequently hysterical--celebration of the feast of Dionysus, the God of wine.</div>read more

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The first playwright of democracy, Euripides wrote with enduring insight and biting satire about social and political problems of Athenian life.  In contrast to his contemporaries, he brought an exciting--and, to the Greeks, a stunning--realism to the &quot;pure and noble form&quot; of…read more

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A poet who hated an age of decadence, armed conflict, and departure from tradition, Aristophanes' comic genius influenced the political and social order of his own fifth-century Athens. But as Moses Hadas writes in his introduction to this volume, 'His true claim upon our attention is as the…read more