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Ten Plays by Euripides

 
 
 
 
Ten Plays by Euripides
Author: Euripides
ISBN 13: 9780553213638
ISBN 10: 553213636
Edition: unknown
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Publication Date: 1984-02-01
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 432
List Price: $7.95
 
 

The first playwright of democracy, Euripides wrote with enduring insight and biting satire about social and political problems of Athenian life.  In contrast to his contemporaries, he brought an exciting--and, to the Greeks, a stunning--realism to the "pure and noble form" of tragedy.  For the first time in history, heroes and heroines on the stage were not idealized:  as Sophocles himself said, Euripides shows people not as they ought to be, but as they actually are.