Medea and Other Plays

Euripides (Author) John Davie (Translator)
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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

Product Details

Price
£8.99  £8.36
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date
27 March 2003
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780140449297

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