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The Bacchae and Other Plays (Penguin Classics) (original 2005; edition 2006)

by Euripides (Author)

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Through their sheer range, daring innovation, flawed but eloquent characters and intriguing plots, the plays of Euripides have shocked and stimulated audiences since the fifth century BC. Phoenician Women portrays the rival sons of King Oedipus and their mother's doomed attempts at reconciliation, while Orestes shows a son ravaged with guilt after the vengeful murder of his mother. In The Bacchae, a king mistreats a newcomer to his land, little knowing that he is the god Dionysus disguised as a mortal, while in Iphigenia at Aulis, the Greek leaders take the horrific decision to sacrifice a princess to gain favour from the gods in their mission to Troy. Finally, the Rhesus depicts a world of espionage between the warring Greek and Trojan camps.… (more)
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A very handy dandy book. I love the Greek tragedies--and I think we should all ignore Nietzsche's crazy idea that Euripides killed tragedy. 'tis not his fault the playwrights who came after did not also write tragedies. ( )
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This is a compilation of Bacchae; Iphigeneia at Aulis; Orestes; Phoenician Women; Rhesus, including the 2005 Penguin Classics edition (L 726). Please do not combine with collections containing a differing selection of works. In particular, do not combine it with the earlier (1954) Penguin Classics edition (L 44) of the same name, "The Bacchae and other plays", which contains Ion / The women of Troy / Helen / The Bacchae, on LT at https://www.librarything.com/work/2840...
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Through their sheer range, daring innovation, flawed but eloquent characters and intriguing plots, the plays of Euripides have shocked and stimulated audiences since the fifth century BC. Phoenician Women portrays the rival sons of King Oedipus and their mother's doomed attempts at reconciliation, while Orestes shows a son ravaged with guilt after the vengeful murder of his mother. In The Bacchae, a king mistreats a newcomer to his land, little knowing that he is the god Dionysus disguised as a mortal, while in Iphigenia at Aulis, the Greek leaders take the horrific decision to sacrifice a princess to gain favour from the gods in their mission to Troy. Finally, the Rhesus depicts a world of espionage between the warring Greek and Trojan camps.

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