Medea and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)


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ISBN: 9780140449297
Publisher: Penguin Books
Language: English
Page Count: 206
Size: 7.79" l x 5.03" w x 0.64"
Series: N/A

Medea, in which a spurned woman takes revenge upon her lover by killing her children, is one of the most shocking of all the Greek tragedies. Medea is a towering figure who demonstrates Euripides' unusual willingness to give voice to a woman's case. Alcestis is based on a magical myth in which Death is overcome, and The Children of Heracles examines conflict between might and right, while Hippolytus deals with self-destructive integrity. These plays show Euripides transforming awesome figures of Greek myths into recognizable, fallible human beings.

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