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Book Information: Children of Heracles, the

Children of Heracles, the (c.-430) [Play]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Driven from their homeland by Eurystheus, King of Argos, the children of Heracles flee as fugitives throughout Greece until they are granted protection in Athens. However, their acceptance as political refugees threatens to cause civil revolt among the Athenians and hostile invasion from the Argives. The self-sacrifice of Heracles' daughter ensures a victory for Athens and the Heraclidae, but Heracles' mother Alcmene refuses to spare the life of Eurystheus, altlhough he is a prisoner of war protected by Athenian law. The play shows the amorality of the powerful and the vulnerability of refugees in the most disturbing terms, making for a drama of continuing moral and political relevance to the modern world.

Original title: [Heracleidae]

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Genre: Drama and PlaysAncientGreek

Edition #1: The Children of Herakles

The Children of Herakles (1992)
Edition Details (From the publisher):

The Greek Tragedy in New Translations series is based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves, or who work in collaboration with poets, can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of the great Greek writers. These new translations are more than faithful to the original text, going beyond the literal meaning in order to evoke the poetic intensity and rich metaphorical texture of the Greek language.

Language: English

Edition: Greek Tragedy in New Translations
Translated by: Robert A. Brooks Henry Taylor
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Manifested in:

The Children of Herakles (1992)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019507288X
Pages: 112

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