The Bacchae

This is the cover of the Dover edition of The Bacchae, which is the version most of you read for class. If this is an ancient Greek drama, why is Elvis Presley on the cover?!?

this the play. the name of the play is "euripidews bacchae"

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I'm sorry, this is a short-answer forum designed for text specific questions. There has been a lot of talk about this particular cover, especially in the way Presley resembles Dionysus..... handsome, spellbinding..... a kind of "god" to the young girls who follow his every move. Dionysus, like Presley, was a god of dance and revelry.