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Three Plays of Euripides Alcestis, Medea, the Bacchae

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ISBN-10: 0393093123

ISBN-13: 9780393093124

Edition: N/A

Authors: Paul Roche, Eur�pides

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Description:

Here are three of Euripides' finest tragedies offered in vivid, modern translations.
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Book details

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/17/1974
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.20" wide x 8.35" long x 0.35" tall
Weight: 0.330
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…