PC Medea & Other Plays

Euripides,

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Medea is the archetypal wronged women driven to despair. When uncontrollable anger is unleashed, the obsessed mind’s capacity for revenge knows no bounds. This collection of plays reveals how Euripides transformed the awesome figures of Greek mythology into recognizable, fallible human beings.

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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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Weight 191 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 15 mm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

206

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

882.01 (edition:21)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K