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Orestes and Other Plays

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ISBN-10: 0140442596

ISBN-13: 9780140442595

Edition: 1972

Authors: Eur�pides, Philip Vellacott, Philip Vellacott

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List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 1972
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/30/1972
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.12" wide x 7.83" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Euripides, one of the three great Greek tragedians was born in Attica probably in 485 B.C. of well-to-do parents. In his youth he cultivated gymnastic pursuits and studied philosophy and rhetoric. Soon after he received recognition for a play that he had written, Euripides left Athens for the court of Archelaus, king of Macedonia. In his tragedies, Euripides represented individuals not as they ought to be but as they are. His excellence lies in the tenderness and pathos with which he invested many of his characters. Euripides' attitude toward the gods was iconoclastic and rationalistic; toward humans-notably his passionate female characters-his attitude was deeply sympathetic. In his…    

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