We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Bacchae

The Bacchae


by Euripides

Analysis: What's Up With the Title?

Ancient Greek tragedians never got too creative with their titles. The Bacchae is named after the worshipers of Bacchus (a.k.a. Dionysus). These lovely ladies (check out our "Character Analysis" for the Bacchae) serve as the Chorus of the play, and support the protagonist, Dionysus, on his quest for punishment. We should note that sometimes translators dub the play The Bacchants or The Bacchantes, which are just other ways of saying Bacchae.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...