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Medea, Hippolytus, Heracles, Bacchae. Euripides Edited by Stephen Esposito of Hippolytus and Heracles and Stephen Esposito’s translation of Bacchae. This anthology includes four outstanding translations of Euripides’ plays: Medea, Bacchae, Hippolytus, and Heracles. These translations. Medea, Hippolytus, Heracles, Bacchae: Four Plays: Euripides, Stephen Esposito, Michael R. Halleran, Anthony Podlecki: Books –

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Chanel rated it really liked it Dec 09, A Select Bibliography; Back cover. Hippolytus Greek mythology — Drama.

Some features medeaa WorldCat will not be available. May 18, James Cooper rated it really liked it. Euripides is the most modern of the 3 tragedians; he’s the master of capturing his characters’ psychology — check out Phaedra’s soliloquy “Women of Troezen The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.

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Remember me on this computer. Euripifes 27, Verditwist added it. The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. It inspires neither pity nor sorrow, but horror. Refresh and try again. Your list has reached the maximum number of items. Advanced Search Find a Library.

The E-mail message field is required. Sophocles said he portrayed people as they should be, but Euripides portrayed them as they are according to Aristotle. Read Hippolytus and Bacchae.

Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. In the meantime, Medea flies off in a bacchaee after she is done with her rampage to King Aigeus.


At first, yes one can sympathize with Medea, however gacchae twists her plans to include the murders of her own children. Would you also like to submit a review for this item? Was their transmission a mistake, a Nietzsche contends? It is a tragedy founded on a refusal to communicate clearly and cleanly. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. Greek tragedy centralizes on these mefea, especially in these plays by Euripides.

Document, Internet resource Document Type: There is little tragedy here: Recommended to all engaged in this endeavor. You already recently rated this item.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This was taken to the extreme and we now must take sides with Jason, who has no royal wife, no children to heir his king-hood, and a predictable death. Mar 30, charlotte rated it really liked it.

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Here is the Bronze Age. Apr 06, Zoe rated it liked it Shelves: Finding libraries that hold this item Who else would eurpiides a play with such strict form, filled with emotions and passions that can’t be contained?

If not, what do they reveal about Greek democratic culture and, vicariously, our own democratic culture? No one but Euripides understands the tragedy of that gap between what we know to be right and what we actually do like this.

Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. Trivia About Four Plays: It was probably the best required reading I had in those 4 years. Citations are based on reference standards. Overall, I was not really impressed by these plays because they are just downright twisted and depressing.


This series is designed to provide students and general readers with access to the nature of Greek drama, Greek mythology, and the context of Greek. I read 3 of the tragedies in this book-Medea, Hippolytus, and Bacchae. Some folks may love their Oedipus Rex, and that’s okay, but for my money, Hippolytus is the greatest Greek tragedy you will ever read.

His critical and analytic mind, along with that of his confederate, Socrates, are hkppolytus of the evisceration of the Greek instinct, an instinct which had hitherto unreflectively established the greatest culture, represented by tragedy, ever to grace the earth.

Referring to Dionysus as “The Stranger” rather than Dionysus was a strange translation choice I found. This judgment depends upon a slew of ancillary judgments – about the quality of pre-Euripidean tragedy of Aeschelus and Sophocles, about the nature o Nietzsche believed Euripides to be both agent and symptom of ancient Greek decadence.

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An Interpretation; Greek Tragedy and Euripides: Find a copy online Links to this item Ebook Library. Fragments, some substantial, of most of the other plays also survive.