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Euripides Hekabe

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ISBN-10: 0865163308

ISBN-13: 9780865163300

Edition: N/A

Authors: Eur�pides, Robert E. Meagher, Robert E. Meagher

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List price: $13.00
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 62
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.98" long x 0.15" tall
Weight: 0.154
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…