The Bacchae


The Bacchae had an enormous impact on ancient literature, and its influence can be seen in numerous Greek and Roman authors.[44] It seems to have been one of Horace's favorite tragedies.[45] 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,[46] as well as Thomas Mann's 1912 novella Death in Venice[47] and Oliver Stone's 2004 film Alexander.[48]

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