n Akroterion - Euripides' in its historical context

Volume 47, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0303-1896
  • E-ISSN: 2079-2883
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Extracted from text ... Akroterion 47 (2002) 5-15 EURIPIDES' BACCHAE IN ITS HISTORICAL CONTEXT1 J Atkinson (University of Cape Town) 1. Euripides in Macedonia The Bacchae, as we know it, was first produced in Athens under the direction of Euripides' son, also called Euripides, in perhaps 405 BC, 2 a year or two after his father's death, but when the tragedian first presented the play he was in Macedonia at the court of Archelaus. So I want to take you on a journey from Athens, north towards Macedon. This means travelling over Cithaeron, and past the site of ancient Thebes; then through the pass ..

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