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Heracles and Other Plays (2002) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

The dramas Euripides wrote toward the end of his life are remarkable for their stylistic innovation and adventurous plots. Heracles stands apart in its stark portrayal of human suffering and the deceptive power of the gods. In contrast, the satyr play Cyclops celebrates drink, sex, and self-indulgent hedonism. In the plays in this collection, which also includes Iphigenia Among the Taurians, Ion, and Helen, Euripides exploits the comic potential to be found in traditional myth. While weaving plots full of startling shifts of tone, deception, and illusion as well as comedy, Euripides always reminds us how quickly fortunes can be reversed and invites his audience to view the world with skepticism and compassion.

Original title: Heracles and Other Plays
Original languages: Ancient Greek

Quotes:

Genre: Drama and PlaysAncientGreekTragedy


The following works are contained within this one:
     Heracles (-416) [Play]
      Author: Euripides
     Ion (-413) [Play]
      Author: Euripides
     Helen (-412) [Play]
      Author: Euripides
     Cyclops (-408) [Play]
      Author: Euripides
     Iphigenia in Tauris (-405) [Play]
      Author: Euripides

Edition #1: Heracles and Other Plays

Heracles and Other Plays (2002)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: John Davie
Introduction by: Richard Rutherford
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Manifested in:

Heracles and Other Plays (August 27, 2002)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London & New York
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0140447253
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.8 x 0.7 in
Pages: 416

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