Jun 7, 2015
My recollection of the last lines of a previous translation is, "The gods wear many faces and many fates fulfill to work their will. The end we look for comes not. God brings the unthought to be, as here we see." I find this far more effective than Arrowsmith's ending. I took a course from him at The University of Texas, Austin, and he was amazingly on target with his ideas of tragedy. So I am not unhappy with most of his Bacchae, he simply didn't make the most of the horror that went before.