Classics in Brief

Classics in Brief

These are the books you SHOULD have read… but didn’t. Or maybe you read them, but it was 20 years ago… and everything you learned 20 years ago took a backseat to figuring out your Friday night plans.

We get it. That’s why we’re introducing our newest book club, Classics in Brief. With the help of our super-well-read-and-educated staff (a.k.a. Co-Manager Wayne), we’re going to choose some of the great Classics of literature… all kept short.  Just because you might not have time to read War and Peace doesn’t mean you can’t read ANY Tolstoy! Stay tuned as we work our way through a range of old and new classics that won’t monopolize your reading list!

What We're Reading: The Complete Euripides Volume IV: Bacchae and Other Plays

 

Event date: 
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 7:30pm
The Complete Euripides, Volume IV: Bacchae and Other Plays Cover Image
By Euripides, Peter Burian (Editor), Alan Shapiro (Editor)
$12.95
ISBN: 9780195373400
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - February 2009

Collected here for the first time in the series are three major plays by Euripides: Bacchae, translated by Reginald Gibbons and Charles Segal, a powerful examination of the horror and beauty of Dionysiac ecstasy; Herakles, translated by Tom Sleigh and Christian Wolff, a violent dramatization of the madness and exile of one of the most celebrated mythical figures; and The Phoenician Women, translated by Peter Burian and Brian Swamm, a disturbing interpretation of the fate of the House of Laios following the tragic fall of Oedipus. .