The Bacchae

Influences

The Bacchae had an enormous impact on ancient literature, and its influence can be seen in numerous Greek and Roman authors.[39] It seems to have been one of Horace's favorite tragedies.[40] Beyond antiquity, dramatists and filmmakers of all ages have been greatly impacted by it. The tragedy's influence can be seen in the writings of Henrik Ibsen,[41] as well as Thomas Mann's 1912 novella Death in Venice[42] and Oliver Stone's 2004 film Alexander.[43]


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