This is the first major critical study of three late plays of Euripides: Helen, Andromeda and Iphigenia among the Taurians. Matthew Wright offers a sustained reading of the plays, arguing that they are a thematically connected trilogy. He re-examines central themes such as myth, geography, cultural identity, philosophy, religion, and (crucially) genre. These are not separate topics, but are seen as being joined together to form anintricate nexus of ideas. The book has implications for our view of Euripides and the tragic genre as a whole.
- Publication Date:
- 24 / 02 / 2005