This is a commentary on Bacchae, by Euripides. It takes account of the studies made on the play since it was written, as well as the discoveries made about the cult of Dionysus. The author has already published widely on both the Bacchae and the Dionysus cult. This is the first English commentary on Euripides' fascinating play since that of E. R. Dodds in 1960. Includes discussion of recent scholarship and new research into the cult of Dionysus.