12/8/16 – The Bacchae Text

Today we’re going to start our unit on Greek tragedy.

As a first step, we’re going to research Aristotle’s definition of a tragedy.

Second, research the function of a Greek Chorus,

Finally,¬†we will begin reading Euripides’ Greek tragedy The Bacchae.



  • Read & annotate the first 10 pages of The Bacchae
  • Focus on what we learn about Dionysus
  • Identify any of the recurring metaphors we’ve discussed