The baccae

"The Bacchae"

405 BCE

Why is it canonical?

Reproductions of "The Bacchae" became especially popular in the 20th century, and Friedrich Nietzsche elevated its significance to modern scholars by citing it in his Birth of the Tragedy (pointing largely to its depiction of the god Dionysos).

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The baccae

The Baccae


Full text in English of Euripides' "The Bacchae"