The Bacchae is an ancient Greek tragedy by Euripedes that was first performed in 405 BC.


Read our full summary and analysis of The Bacchae, scene by scene break-downs, and more.


See a complete list of the characters in The Bacchae and in-depth analyses of Dionysus, Pentheus, and The Messengers.

Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the literary devices in The Bacchae, from the major themes to motifs and symbols.


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Further Study

Go further in your study of The Bacchae with background information and suggestions for further reading.