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By Euripides James Morwood Edith Hall | Comments: ( 228 ) | Date: ( Oct 15, 2019 )

Euripides was one of the most popular and controversial of all Greek tragedians, and his plays are marked by an independence of thought, ingenious dramatic devices, and a subtle variety of register and mood He is also remarkable for the prominence he gave to female characters, whether heroines of virtue or vice This new translation does full justice to Euripides s rangeEuripides was one of the most popular and controversial of all Greek tragedians, and his plays are marked by an independence of thought, ingenious dramatic devices, and a subtle variety of register and mood He is also remarkable for the prominence he gave to female characters, whether heroines of virtue or vice This new translation does full justice to Euripides s range of tone and gift of narrative A lucid introduction provides substantial analysis of each play, complete with vital explanations of the traditions and background to Euripides s world.Contains Medea Hippolytus Electra Helen


  • Title: Medea and Other Plays: Medea / Hippolytus / Electra / Helen
  • Author: Euripides James Morwood Edith Hall
  • ISBN: 9780192824424
  • Page: 189
  • Format: Paperback

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Euripides 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 Medea and Other Plays: Medea / Hippolytus / Electra / Helen

  • Joy

    [Review for just the Medea in this collection.]Overall, a great take on Medea's story. My usual complaint with plays is crazy jargon, but I liked how James Morwood's translation made the text pretty easy to understand. I wasn't so caught up on trying to understand every single word -- I could really just enjoy reading the play. And after reading about Euripides's version of Medea, I found that I actually liked this story better than Apollonius of Rhodes's (Jason and the Golden Fleece). 3.5


  • Jasmine

    "Of everything that is alive and has a mind, we women are the most wretched creatures. First of all, we have to buy a husband with a vast outlay of money - we have to take a master for our body. The latter is still more painful than the former. And here lies the most critical issue - whether we take a good husband or a bad. For divorce brings shame on a woman's reputation and we cannot refuse a husband his rightsI would rather stand three times in the battle line than bear one child." Medea (230 [...]


  • Katie

    6th March 2018: Have only read Medea at this point (for MA thesis) but will likely go back and finish this volume. This want to ensure I have correct translation logged. An absolutely fascinating play and I cannot wait to track its late seventeenth-/eighteenth-century adaptations and representations.


  • Kylie Behnke

    Medea - 5 starsHippolytus - 4 starsElectra - 3.5 stars


  • Jordan LeMasonry

    Euripides is, I think it's safe to say, the strongest of the three Ancient Greek tragedians. I don't doubt for a minute that Aeschylus enjoyed success with Prometheus Bound, and Sophocles with Antigone or Oedipus Rex, but I feel that Euripides is the only one of the three to truly realise "human" potential, and what it means to be human in a world populated by malevolent gods. In Electra, we see a young woman burdened by the expectations to produce children and obey her husband, simultaneously g [...]


  • Ted

    euripides is, of course, wonderful, and the four plays in this volume ("hippolyta," "electra," and "helen" are included as well) are all lovely--but the translation and the edition are horrid. i know nothing about translating from ancient greek into english, but i do know good english when i read it, and there's little to be found here. james morwood's prose translation is filled with tired phrasing and cliches, which drag down the dynamic subject matter. worse are the "notes" at the end of the [...]


  • Paul Dearden

    Finally finished it. Four plays in one book. Having previously read Medea, I just read Hippolytus, Electra and Helen. The first two are typical Greek tragedy fare: Hippolytus - Goddess makes step-mother fall in love with step-son; step-son repulsed; step-mother tells husband that step-son has raped her then commits suicide. Husband brings about death of son by use of wild bull from the sea. Electra - Mother murders father, children murder mother.I probably enjoyed Helen the most. The play follow [...]


  • Shire of Dardanup LIbraries

    Just as shocking today as it would have been over the centuries since first written in 431 BCE. Love, murder, intrigue, jealous revenge and the most shocking of all infanticide. Compelling reading.


  • Sharon

    This review contains spoilers.This is a heart-wrenching story. I guess if I had to choose a hero it would have to be the author. I understand he used the play to raise awareness for the plight of women in Greek society. They had few rights. It was not uncommon for a prominent man to cast a wife aside for a more advantageous political connection. In this play Medea (wife of Jason from 'Jason and the Argonauts') is being left by her husband. He is going to marry the daughter of the King of Corinth [...]


  • Andy

    I try to read classics from time to time, and sometimes I really enjoy them, and sometimes I feel like I'm eating my vegetables. This was a little more on the vegetable-eating side for me. This volume includes the plays "Medea," "Hippolytus," "Electra," and "Helen." With one exception, they end in sadness and death and deus ex machine in the literal sense of the term, gods that appear and rapidly bring the play to a conclusion. (I believe Euripides is the playwright most associated with this dev [...]


  • Cliodhna Ni Ghadhra

    Medea - Exemplifies all of my problems with the current feminist movement in a really roundabout way. Great characters and some spots of beautiful writing.Hippolytus - Adored the Chorus' sass once more, and a good example as to why worshipping gods is a bad thing, especially if you don't know why you're worshipping them. Electra - Wonderful, five stars again. Orestes was a bit of a pain, but who doesn't love a girl consistently eager to kill her mother? Wins the prize for the most complicated fa [...]


  • Rachel

    Euripides is a fantastic playwright, with innovative twists on classic myths. I found Electra much more likeable than in the depictions by Sophocles and Aeschylus, I thought the whole "What if Helen wasn't really Helen at all, and the Trojan war has been fought over a phantom for all these years?" thing was brilliantly original, and Medea, I loves her.A great selection of Greek plays, perfect for anyone wanting to delve deeper into this fascinating area of ancient literature :)


  • Alec

    I've read 7 Greek tragic plays now for college so it's getting a bit monotonous. But I did quite enjoy Helen as it was a bit different. I felt bad for Theoclymenos though putting so much trust in Helen and her silly made up funeral rites and then being betrayed. Plus Medea was so weird when she came out riding a chariot and dragons, I was not expecting that


  • Chanté

    This play leaves you will tormented feelings. I was torn between thinking this woman was a tragic hero and thinking she was psychopathic. Makes for an interesting read and there are many ways to interpret it.


  • Jonathan

    None


  • Lizzytish

    I'm sorry, I just can't get into the Greek Tragedies.This review is only of Medea. I guess Hell has no fury like a woman scorned. It doesn't pay to take revenge. Men will be men.


  • Joy-Aisling

    The translation is more than just 'good', but considerably more clumsy than I expected for such a lauded edition.


  • M

    Medea was fairly interesting and provided a lot of opportunity for discussion. I haven't bothered to read the other plays, however.


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