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Author Euripides, author

Title Medea and other plays / Euripides ; translated by John Davie ; introduction and notes by Richard Rutherford
Edition [Revised edition]
Published London ; New York : Penguin Books, 2003, 1996
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia : Penguin Group (Australia), 2014
©2003

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Description xlvii, 206 pages. ; 20 cm
regular print
Series Penguin classics
Penguin classics.
Contents Alcestis -- Medea -- The children of Heracles -- Hippolytus
Summary 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. Dominating the play is Medea herself, a towering figure who demonstrates Euripides' unusual willingness to give voice to a woman's case. Alcestis, a tragicomedy, 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 and moral dilemmas. These plays show Euripides transforming awesome figures of Greek myths into recognizable, fallible human beings
Notes Previously published as: Alcestis and other plays
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [193]-197)
Notes Translated from the ancient Greek
Subject Alcestis, Queen, consort of Admetus, King of Pherae -- Drama.
Euripides -- Translations into English.
Euripides -- Translations into English.
Heracles (Greek mythological character) -- Family -- Drama.
Hippolytus (Mythological character) -- Drama.
Medea, consort of Aegeus, King of Athens (Mythological character) -- Drama.
Alcestis, Queen, consort of Admetus, King of Pherae (Mythological character) -- Drama
Genre/Form Drama.
Author Davie, John, 1950- translator
Rutherford, R. B., writer of introduction
LC no. 2003277882
ISBN 0140449299 (paperback)
Other Titles Works. Selections. English
Alcestis and other plays