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Bacchae by Euripides
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Jan 11, 10


The parallels to Jesus are overwhelming in the first 15 pages or so. I had never heard of the connection before and had to stop my reading to explore this possibility (surely, I thought, I couldn't be the first to notice this). Beyond that, there really wasn't anything remarkable about this play, just another Greek tragedy.

"And being God, the blood of him (wine) is set before the Gods in sacrifice, that through his intercession man may win the favor of heaven." - ll. 327 -The Bacchae
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message 1: by Mjm (new) - rated it 5 stars

Mjm Except that it did win first prize, has been considered a masterpiece since it first played, and is as morally complex as something like ION, only much, much heavier. (Check out the Arrowsmith introduction for some very interesting points.)

Commendations on undertaking such a challenging read!


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