Richard Seaford’s edition of Euripides’ Bacchae offers the first commentary in English on this fascinating play since that of E. R. Dodds in 1960. It takes account of the studies made on the play since it was written, as well as including discussion of recent scholarship and new research into the cult of Dionysus. Reprinted with an updated General Bibliography in 2015. [Greek text with facing-page English translation, introduction and commentary.]
Richard Seaford is Professor of Greek at the University of Exeter, and has published widely on both the Bacchae and the Dionysus cult. His books include Reciprocity and Ritual: Homer and Tragedy in the Developing City-State (Oxford University Press,1994), Money and the Early Greek Mind: Homer, Philosophy, Tragedy (Cambridge University Press, 2004), Dionysos (Routledge, 2006), and Cosmology and the Polis: the Social Construction of Space and Time in the Tragedies of Aeschylus (Cambridge University Press, 2012).