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(From the publisher):
Outstepping the literal bounds of genre, Euripides' Helen has been referred to by scholars as both a tragedy and a comedy.
From the myth ascribed to the Sicilian poet Stesichorus, Helen plays on the question of two Helens: one a phantom in Troy, and the other the real Helen who remained in Egypt. A myriad of reversals, thought-provoking examples of differing orders of reality, and juxtapositions of opposites, allow Euripides to comment on the futility of war and the distinction between appearance and reality.
Original title: Helene
Genre: Drama and Plays→ Ancient→ Greek→ Tragedy
This work is a subwork of the following works :
Bacchae and Other Plays, the (1954) [Collection]
Heracles and Other Plays (2002) [Collection]