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Medea, Hippolytus, Electra, Helen

 
 
 
 
Medea, Hippolytus, Electra, Helen
Author: Euripides
ISBN 13: 9780198149668
ISBN 10: 198149662
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Clarendon Press
Publication Date: 1998-01-08
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 218
List Price: $190.00
 
 

This new translation brings to life the most profound tragedies of Euripides, described by Aristotle as "the most tragic of the poets." In these plays, Euripides places his characters under the pressure of intolerable circumstances, revealing them, to use his own words, "as they are." Responsive to the fate of women, these plays give voice to a howl of protest against the world in which we live. Full explanatory notes accompany this translation. Edith Hall provides a substantial general introduction and select bibliography.