This anthology includes four outstanding translations of Euripides’ plays: Medea, Bacchae, Hippolytus, and Heracles. These translations. Euripides, four plays: Medea, Hippolytus, Heracles, Bacchae. Responsibility: translation with notes and introduction, Stephen J. Esposito, editor. Uniform Title . Medea, Hippolytus, Heracles, Bacchae: Four Plays.. [Euripides.; Stephen Esposito; Michael R Halleran; Anthony Podlecki] — English translations of four of .

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Write a review Rate this item: The modern reader will likely be baffled by these four Euripidean plays, and the goal is to understand why the ancients charged with the laborious tasking of the transmission of ancient culture, found these to be worth preserving.

This judgment depends upon a slew of ancillary judgments – about the quality of pre-Euripidean tragedy of Aeschelus and Sophocles, about the nature of tragedy itself, about degree of self-awareness expressed in Euripidean tragedy, and about the nature and purpose of art – that render the specifics of the more general judgment dubious, or at least highly contentious. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: Finding libraries that hold this item The introduction provides an excellent overview of the issues in the play, as well as of earlier scholarship, making it a good resource for more advanced classes.


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May 18, James Cooper rated it really liked it. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Write a review Rate this item: It is now widely believed that what was thought to be a nineteenth, Rhesus, was probably not by Euripides.

Greek tragedy centralizes on these themes, especially in these plays by Euripides.

The heroic Greek dramas that have moved theatergoers and readers since the fifth century B. These all seem like really good plays, and Euripides was well-translated here. As revenge, Zeus’s jealo The Bacchae Dionysus, the merea of wine, prophecy, religious ecstasy, and fertility return to his birthplace in Thebes in order to clear his mother’s name and to punish the insolent city-state for refusing to allow people to worship him.

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Hippolytus perhaps is closer to us culturally, but not as interesting. It inspires neither pity nor sorrow, but horror. Christopher rated it it was ok Aug 10, Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es. Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review pplays share your thoughts with other readers.


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Feb 11, Indigo Wayworth rated it it was ok Shelves: The Three Theban Plays: Bayley rated it it was amazing Jan 02, Sarah rated it really liked it Aug 21, Bacchus not only has his opponent dismembered, but at the hands of his mother, whom he has driven mad.

Who else would write a play with such strict form, filled with emotions and passions that can’t be contained? Recommended to all engaged in this endeavor. Cannot comment much on Medea, Hippolytus and Heracles in relation to the Greek but readable translations but the treatment of the Bacchae I found awkward.