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By Euripides Robin A.H. Waterfield James Morwood Edith Hall | Comments: ( 554 ) | Date: ( Apr 10, 2020 )

Euripides wrote about timeless themes, of friendship and enmity, hope and despair, duty and betrayal The first three plays in this volume are imbued with an atmosphere of violence, while the fourth, Cyclops, is our only surviving example of a genuine satyr play, with all the crude and slapstick humor that characterized the genre Alcestis shows various reactions to deathEuripides wrote about timeless themes, of friendship and enmity, hope and despair, duty and betrayal The first three plays in this volume are imbued with an atmosphere of violence, while the fourth, Cyclops, is our only surviving example of a genuine satyr play, with all the crude and slapstick humor that characterized the genre Alcestis shows various reactions to death with pathos and grim humor while the blood soaked Heracles portrays deep emotional pain and undeserved suffering Children of Heracles deals with the effects of war on refugees and the consequences of sheltering them.


  • Title: Heracles and Other Plays
  • Author: Euripides Robin A.H. Waterfield James Morwood Edith Hall
  • ISBN: 9780192832597
  • Page: 444
  • Format: Paperback

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Euripides Robin A.H. Waterfield James Morwood Edith Hall

Greek Euripides Ancient Greek ca 480 BC 406 BC was the last of the three great tragedians of classical Athens the other two being Aeschylus and Sophocles Ancient scholars thought that Euripides had written ninety five plays, although four of those were probably written by Critias Eighteen of Euripides plays have survived complete It is now widely believed that what was thought to be a nineteenth, Rhesus, was probably not by Euripides Fragments, some substantial, of most of the other plays also survive More of his plays have survived than those of Aeschylus and Sophocles together, partly because of the chance preservation of a manuscript that was probably part of a complete collection of his works in alphabetical order.enpedia wiki Euripides



Comments Heracles and Other Plays

  • Þróndr

    I liked Alcestis better than I had expected; then again there's also more comedy in this play than I had gathered - there's a fantastic scene in there where a slightly drunk Heracles confronts a manservant - and it is also Heracles who saves the day. The special blend of tragedy and comedy gives this play a really unique quality. Hospitality is an important theme here; Admetus was rewarded (conditional) postponement of death by Apollo because of his hospitality, and it is again his unflinching h [...]


  • Rosie

    starting to find Euripides hard going now, so this took me ages to finish. Still good stuff but probably need to have a break with something modern.


  • Orla

    Some of Euripides least read work but very interesting for anyone studying how people interact with their myths.


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