Medea and Other Plays

Medea and Other Plays by Euripides

By: Euripides

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That proud, impassioned soul, so ungovernable now that she has felt the sting of injustice’‘Medea’, in which a spurned woman takes revenge upon her lover by killing her children, is one of the most shocking and horrific of all the Greek tragedies. Dominating the play is Medea herself, a towering and powerful figure who demonstrates Euripides’ unusual willingness to give voice to a woman’s case. ‘Alcestis’, a tragicomedy, is based on a magical myth in which Death is overcome, and ‘The Children of Heracles’ examines the conflict between might and right, while ‘Hippolytus’ deals with self-destructive integrity and moral dilemmas. These plays show Euripides transforming the awesome figures of Greek mythology into recognizable, fallible human beings.John Davie’s accessible prose translation is accompanied by a general introduction and individual prefaces to each play.Previously published as Alcestis and Other Plays
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9780141920566
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27 / 03 / 2003

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