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Medea & other plays

By: Euripides Rutherford, Richard(Introduction by) Davie, John(Translated by)

Part of the Penguin classics series
0140449299 / 9780140449297
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Reprint. This translation originally published: as Alcestis and other plays. 1996. Contents: Alcestis - The children of Heracles - Hippolytus.

Alcestis/Medea/The Children of Heracles/Hippolytus'One of the best prose translations of Euripides I have seen' Robert FaglesThis 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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