Medea and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)

By: Euripides

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Euripides was a brilliant and powerful innovator within the traditional framework of Attic drama.

The last of the three great Athenian dramatists, and during his lifetime perhaps the most controversial, Euripides was the first playwright to use the chorus as a commentator; the first to put contemporary language into the mouths of heroes; and the first to interpret human suffering without reference to the wisdom of gods.

The four plays in this volume all show Euripides to have been a man defiant of established beliefs, and preoccupied with the dichotomy between instinctive and civilized behaviour. And his daring interpretations of ancient myths are enhanced by his brilliance as a lyricist, for Euripides' choral odes are among the most beautiful ever written. Reading plays such as these, it is not difficult to appreciate Aristotle's admiration of him as the most 'tragic' of the Greek poets.


@GoldenFarce Good, the gals stand outside my house all the time. The constant chanting is creepy, but all agree: Jason crossing the line
When he gets home we'll talk. I'm sure we can work it out. But what's the best way to approach this? Any advice, anyone? #wackrelationships
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Title: Medea and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)

Author Name: Euripides

Categories: Continental European,

Publisher: Penguin Classics:

ISBN Number: 0140441298

ISBN Number 13: 9780140441291

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0140441298Z2

Description: 0140441298 OVER 40 IN STOCK 2/10/17 WE HAVE NUMEROUS COPIES. PAPERBACK. Light to moderate wear and creasing to cover/edges/corners. School markings and writing on/inside covers. Minimal markings/highlighting on/inside the book, none of which detracts from content. Binding and cover solidly connected.