Medea and Other Plays

Medea and Other Plays

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Euripides, John Davie, Richard Rutherford
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • Publication date: 2003
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Weight: 0.19 kg Note that the actual book cover may differ from the picture

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