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Euripides: Ten Plays

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A modern translation exclusive to signet

From perhaps the greatest of the ancient Greek playwrights comes this collection of plays, including Alcestis, Hippolytus, Ion, Electra, Iphigenia at Aulis, Iphigenia Among the Taurians, Medea, The Bacchae, The Trojan Women, and The Cyclops.

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A modern translation exclusive to signet

From perhaps the greatest of the ancient Greek playwrights comes this collection of plays, including Alcestis, Hippolytus, Ion, Electra, Iphigenia at Aulis, Iphigenia Among the Taurians, Medea, The Bacchae, The Trojan Women, and The Cyclops.

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The Greek playwright Euripedes was misunderstood in his own time, but the topics he chose to write about--women's role in society, war, religion, and the human condition--are still relevant today. Included here: "Alcestis", "Hippolytus", "Ion", "Electra", "Iphigenia at Aulis", "Iphigenia Among the Taurians", "Medea", "The Bachhae", "The Trojan Woman", and "The Cyclops".

About the Author

Euripides, the youngest of the three great Athenian playwrights, was born around 485 BC of a family of good standing. He first competed in the dramatic festivals in 455 BC, coming only third; his record of success in the tragic competitions is lower than that of either Aeschylus or Sophocles. There is a tradition that he was unpopular, even a recluse; we are told that he composed poetry in a cave by the sea, near Salamis. What is clear from contemporary evidence, however, is that audiences were fascinated by his innovative and often disturbing dramas. His work was controversial already in his lifetime, and he himself was regarded as a ‘clever’ poet, associated with philosophers and other intellectuals. Towards the end of his life he went to live at the court of Archelaus, king of Macedon. It was during his time there that he wrote what many consider his greates work, the Bacchae. When news of his death reached Athens in early 406 BC, Sophocles appeared publicly in mourning for him. Euripides is thought to have written about ninety-two plays, of which seventeen tragedies and one satyr-play known to be his survive; the other play which is attributed to him, the Rhesus, may in fact be by a later hand.

Paul Roche, a distinguished English poet and translator, is the author of The Bible’s Greatest Stories. His other translations include Euripides: Ten Plays (Signet), Oedipus Plays of Sophocles (Meridian) and The Orestes Plays of Aeschylus (Meridian).

Table of Contents

Alcestis — Hippolytus — Ion — Electra — Iphigenia at Aulis — Iphigenia among the Taurians — Medea — The Bacchae — The Trojan women — The Cyclops.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451527004
Translator:
Roche, Paul
Author:
Euripedes
Author:
Euripides
Author:
Roche, Paul
Publisher:
Signet Classics
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Mythology, Greek
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Continental european drama (dramatic works by
Subject:
Greek drama
Subject:
Greek drama (Tragedy)
Subject:
Mythology, Greek -- Drama.
Subject:
Euripides--Translations into English
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Publication Date:
19981031
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
6.79x4.24x1.34 in. .62 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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A modern translation exclusive to signet

From perhaps the greatest of the ancient Greek playwrights comes this collection of plays, including Alcestis, Hippolytus, Ion, Electra, Iphigenia at Aulis, Iphigenia Among the Taurians, Medea, The Bacchae, The Trojan Women, and The Cyclops.

"Synopsis" by , The Greek playwright Euripedes was misunderstood in his own time, but the topics he chose to write about--women's role in society, war, religion, and the human condition--are still relevant today. Included here: "Alcestis", "Hippolytus", "Ion", "Electra", "Iphigenia at Aulis", "Iphigenia Among the Taurians", "Medea", "The Bachhae", "The Trojan Woman", and "The Cyclops".
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