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The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I. Kindle Edition
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In this Kindle version we have more: Hecuba, Orestes, The Phoenician Virgins, Medea, Hippolytus, Thoas, Messenger, Minerva, Alcestis, The Bachae, The Heraclidae, Iphigenia in Aulis, Iphigenia in Taurus.
I started off with this free version, but soon migrated to the Vellacott version. If you're new to Euripides then go for that, even though you will have to pay for it. They are very interesting and thought-provoking plays, quite short. For example, Medea murders her brother in order to assist her Jason, her husband. But Medea is not Greek so the marriage is not recognized in Corinth. Jason deserts her and their two sons, and marries the daughter of King Creon. In revenge Medea poisons Jason's new wife and her father, then kills the two sons before riding off with their dead bodies in a chariot drawn by dragons. "I have reached your heart".
When Heracles (Hercules) kills his own children, it is not for revenge, but because he has gone mad. It may seem a bit far-fetched, but look closely at the arguments. These plays were written c400 BCE, and we're still reading them.
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A wonderful insight to the classics and what makes them so.Published 16 months ago by Mr. N. A. Bell
A good solid read, but not as well presented as some. Good but not my favourite in the face of better books.Published on 5 Oct. 2013 by Ann