About Ten Plays by Euripides. The first playwright of democracy, Euripides wrote with enduring insight and biting satire about social and political problems of. 1 Jul From perhaps the greatest of the ancient Greek playwrights comes this collection of plays, including Alcestis, Hippolytus, Ion, Electra, Iphigenia. 28 Oct The Paperback of the Euripides: Ten Plays by Euripides at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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What happened to noble feelings, forgiveness, and giving one’s life for Hellas?

Ten Plays by Euripides

The sacrifice of Iphigenia, the reason Clytemnestra has for killing her husband, isn’t in The Iliad surprise! At times it is sheer hilarity, euripidws others tragically moving, but always it shows a keen awareness of human psychology symbolized in myth and story. Paperbackpages. May it help you, if that is in my power. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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La vita di Euripide tne Italian. After the murder, Clytemnestra allowed her lover, Aegisthus, to usurp the throne. Similarly, in the stories of the Women of Troy, Andromache, and Iphigenia at Taurians, some fairly mundane setting is made fairly interesting with a few interesting dramatic tricks. This exit chorus is a little more positive. The underlying theme features the idea of ‘Greeks versus others’.

Killing her sons is just more of the same.

LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. She’s a powerful witch, daughter of a god, and chose Jason of her own volition. I have a problem with this version. Nov 07, Pages Buy. Euripides’ mother was a humble vendor of vegetables, according to the comic tradition, yet his plays indicate that he had a liberal education and hence a privileged background. Jason ArgonautMedea of Colchis. Medea is another play that shows how to weave a great story with horrible people in the leading role.


At least two people die over the course of the play. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. She’s simply not right in the head, never was, and the husband she took for herself worsened her insane behaviour.

Creusa, get that low down dog to pay child support! The Bacchae and Iphigenia in Aulis were performed after his death in BC and first prize was awarded posthumously. If your husband cheated on you after you killed your family and betrayed your homeland to be with him, I can see how revenge might be the first thing on your mind. And with that quote, Hippolytus has doomed himself. Overall if you want a first foray into Euripides this should be a good read.

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I’m not inclined to believe Euripides was playing with irony here. This book has th Ten Plays Euripidestranslated by Moses Hadas and John Mclean, gives a solidly satisfying experience of the works of the Greek playwright. It’s the aftermath of yb destruction of Troy, told mostly through Hecuba’s eyes, but with cameos from other notable Trojan women, including Cassandra, Andromache, and Helen.

playz He was born about B. Poor children, what a monster fate gave you for a mother! Hippolytus spurns Aphrodite and she’s out for revenge 3. Not so much ‘the gods will have their way’ as ‘what they hell are we going to do?

Dionysus is a new god, just getting his worship set up. This only, they say, stands the stress of life: Aristophanes scripted him as a character in at least three plays: Euripides’ play Electra is substantially inferior to Aeschylus’ interpretation of the same events presented in The Libation Bearers, and Iphigenia at Aulis has Some of the plays featured in this collection are the best Euripides ever wrote, namely Medea and Hippolytus which are just as emotionally devastating etn as they were years ago.


I came here fo Ok, didn’t read all ten, just Madea and Bacchae, the famous ones. At the end of the last play, Iphigenia was stolen away by Artemis plasy replaced with a white hind. The literature of Greece is much like the fractured and fleshed-out fairy tales enjoying such supersonic popularity lately. Euripides is much less pretty. In addition to L, P and many other medieval manuscripts, there are also fragments of plays recorded on papyrus. The Tragedies euirpides Euripides.

What was expected was never perfected And God found a way for the unexpected. Nonfiction Classics Performing Arts Category: I was hoping to find a simple copy of the classic The Bacchae but instead stumbled across this wonderful collection of ten Euripides plays. Nonfiction Classics Performing Arts. He sends word to his wife to bring Iphigenia and waffles back and forth between stopping them or letting them come.

At least, with the others that also use this technique, there’s suripides in having the gods own up to what they’ve led humans to do. His final competition in Athens was in BC. It’d be different if it were a free person in an affair with a married person, as is the case for Clytemnestra’s lover. Aphrodite, in her jealousy, makes Hippolytus’ stepmother Phaedra fall in love with him. Not sure what Eufipides was thinking, trying to read one of these plays with no academic support or context or background in Greek.

He also includes a number of introductions to the plays that I’d just skip, since they’re spoilery and kind of tell you what to think.