Medea and Other Plays

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Medea and Other Plays | 9780140449297 | Euripides

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ISBN:9780140449297

Format:Paperback / softback

Published:27/03/2003 by Penguin Books Ltd

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Alcestis/Medea/The Children of Heracles/Hippolytus

‘One of the best prose translations of Euripides I have seen’ Robert Fagles

This selection of plays shows Euripides transforming the titanic figures of Greek myths into recognizable, fallible human beings. Medea, in which a spurned woman takes revenge upon her lover by killing her children, is one of the most shocking of all the Greek tragedies. Medea is a towering figure who demonstrates Euripides’ unusual willingness to give voice to a woman’s case. Alcestis is based on a magical myth in which Death is overcome, and The Children of Heracles examines conflict between might and right, while Hippolytus deals with self-destructive integrity.

Translated by JOHN DAVIE

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