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Medea and Other Plays

Euripides, Richard Rutherford (Introduction by), John Davie (Translated by)


Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9780140449297
Published: March 2003

Price: $14.99

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Medea, in which a spurned woman takes revenge upon her lover by killing her children, is one of the most shocking of all the Greek tragedies. Dominating the play is Medea herself, a towering figure who demonstrates Euripides' unusual willingness to give voice to a woman's case. Alcestis, a tragicomedy, is based on a magical myth in which Death is overcome, and The Children of Heracles examines conflict between might and right, while Hippolytus deals with self-destructive integrity and moral dilemmas. These plays show Euripides transforming awesome figures of Greek myths into recognizable, fallible human beings. John Davie's accessible prose translation is accompanied by a general introduction and individual prefaces to each play.

Details
  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • ISBN13: 9780140449297
  • Published: March 2003
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Width (mm): 129
  • Height (mm): 198
  • Depth (mm): 15
  • Weight (g): 191

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