Sophocles, The Complete Plays

The Complete Plays by Sophocles My rating: 5 of 5 stars It is never a bad time to get right with the classics. After having read Oedipus and Antigone several times in multiple translations (Jebb, Arnott, Fagles) over the years, I decided to read all of Sophocles’s extant plays—a mere seven out of 123 (civilization … Continue reading Sophocles, The Complete Plays

Euripides, The Bacchae and Other Plays

The Bacchae and Other Plays by Euripides My rating: 5 of 5 stars I wanted to read The Bacchae because I had a sense that it had something to do with Dostoevsky's Demons, which I recently finished. It did, in the sense that both works tell the story of a city visited by Dionysian frenzy. In … Continue reading Euripides, The Bacchae and Other Plays