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Cyclops. Alcestis. Medea
Title:Cyclops. Alcestis. Medea
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ISBN:0674995600
Number of Pages:427

Epic book online Books by: Euripides, David Kovacs Euripides of Athens ca BCE famous in every age for the pathos terror surprising plot twists and intellectual probing of his dramatic creations wrote nearly ninety plays Of these eighteen plus a play of unknown authorship mistakenly included with his works have come down to us from antiquity In this first volume of a new Loeb Classical Library edition of Euripides David Kovacs gives us a freshly edited Greek text of three plays and an accurate and graceful translation with explanatory notes br br The volume begins with Cyclops a satyr play the only complete example of this genre to survive Alcestis is the story of a woman who agrees in order to save her husband s life to die in his place Medea is a tragedy of revenge in which Medea kills her own children as well as their father s new wife to punish him for his desertion Each play is preceded by an introduction br br In a General Introduction Kovacs demonstrates that the biographical tradition about Euripides parts of which view him as a subverter of morality religion and art cannot be relied on He argues that this tradition has often furnished the unacknowledged starting point for interpretation and that the way is now clear for an unprejudiced consideration of the plays themselves br source Loeb

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