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- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available
Through their sheer range, daring innovation, flawed but eloquent characters and intriguing plots, the plays of Euripides have shocked and stimulated audiences since the fifth century BC. Phoenician Women portrays the rival sons of King Oedipus and their mother's doomed attempts at reconciliation, while Orestes shows a son ravaged with guilt after... more...
- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 14.57
I choose to take back my life. My life. Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she's left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day's grace. It's time enough. She exacts an appalling... more...
- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 13.11
The first great war between the east and west is over. Hecuba, once queen of Troy, is widowed and enslaved by the conquering Greeks. When her captors demand that her daughter be sacrificed in honour of the great warrior Achilles, and she finds her only surviving son murdered, her mourning turns to a hunger for retribution. One of the most powerful... more...
- The Floating Press 1911; US$ 4.99
The Ancient Greek Euripides wrote the play Hippolytus , a tragedy based on the myth of the son of Theseus, Hippolytus. The gods play a central part in Hippolytus, and Aphrodite and Artemis appear at the start and end respectively. It is thought they were also present throughout, as two statues onstage. The Bacchae , which is also called The Bacchantes... more...
- The Floating Press 1915; US$ 3.99
The Trojan Women follows the women of Troy after the famous war which devastated their city. It is believed to have been influenced by the capture of Melos, an Aegean Island, and the treatment of its population by the Athenians. These historical events took place the same year the play premiered, 415 BC. more...
- HarperCollins 2014; US$ 15.99
A bold new translation of Euripides? shockingly modern classic work, from Forward Prize-winning poet, Robin Robertson, with a new introduction by bestselling and award-winning writer, critic and translator Daniel Mendelsohn. Thebes has been rocked by the arrival of Dionysus, the god of wine and ecstasy. Drawn by the god?s power, the women of the... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 7.95
The first playwright of democracy, Euripides wrote with enduring insight and biting satire about social and political problems of Athenian life. In contrast to his contemporaries, he brought an exciting--and, to the Greeks, a stunning--realism to the "pure and noble form" of tragedy. For the first time in history, heroes and heroines on the stage... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available
One of the greatest playwrights of Ancient Greece, the works of Euripides (484-406 BC) were revolutionary in their depiction of tragic events caused by flawed humanity, and in their use of the gods as symbols of human nature. The three plays in this collection show his abilities as the sceptical questioner of his age. Alcestis, an early drama, tells... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2002; Not Available
Heracles/ Iphigenia Among the Taurians/ Helen/ Ion/ Cyclops: Of these plays, only 'Heracles' truly belongs in the tragic sphere with its presentation of underserved suffering and divine malignity. The other plays flirt with comedy and comic themes. Their plots are ironic and complex with deception and elusion eventually leading to reconciliation between... more...
- Penguin Group US 1998; US$ 7.95
A modern translation exclusive to signet From perhaps the greatest of the ancient Greek playwrights comes this collection of plays, including Alcestis, Hippolytus, Ion, Electra, Iphigenia at Aulis, Iphigenia Among the Taurians, Medea, The Bacchae, The Trojan Women , and The Cyclops . more...