Medea, Hippolytus, Heracles, Bacchae. Euripides Edited by Stephen Esposito of Hippolytus and Heracles and Stephen Esposito’s translation of Bacchae. This anthology includes four outstanding translations of Euripides’ plays: Medea, Bacchae, Hippolytus, and Heracles. These translations. Medea, Hippolytus, Heracles, Bacchae: Four Plays: Euripides, Stephen Esposito, Michael R. Halleran, Anthony Podlecki: Books –

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Who else wo Some folks may love their Oedipus Rex, and that’s okay, but for my money, Hippolytus is the greatest Greek tragedy you will ever read. Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with hegacles readers.

Plus, they’re just good stories! Apr 30, Zara Neville rated it it was amazing. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours.

If not, what do they reveal about Greek democratic culture and, vicariously, our own democratic culture? This judgment depends upon a slew of ancillary judgments bacchxe about the quality of pre-Euripidean tragedy of Aeschelus and Sophocles, about the nature of tragedy itself, about degree of self-awareness expressed in Euripidean tragedy, and about the nature and purpose hipploytus art – that render the specifics of the more general judgment dubious, or at least highly contentious.

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Four Plays: Medea / Hippolytus / Heracles / Bacchae

English View all editions and formats Summary: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Hippolytus Greek mythology — Drama. WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. Semele’s family claimed that she had been struck by lightning for lying about Zeus and that her child, the product of an illicit human affair, had died with her, maligning her name and rejecting the young god Dionysus.

This was taken to the extreme and we now must take sides with Jason, who has no royal wife, no children to heir his king-hood, and a predictable death. Hippolytus perhaps is closer to us culturally, but not as interesting.

Apr 06, Zoe rated it liked it Shelves: Fragments, some substantial, of most of the other plays also survive. She had an affair with Zeus, the king of the gods, and became pregnant. Gods that do walk amongst mortals.

Medea, Hippolytus, Heracles, Bacchae : Four Plays.

You may send this item to up to five recipients. Advanced Search Find a Library. Bill Tucker rated it really liked it Jan 17, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This series is designed to provide students and general readers with access to the nature of Greek drama, Greek mythology, and the context of Greek. An Interpretation; Greek Tragedy and Euripides: Later in my undergrad I had to read this collection of plays for an Ancient History class.


All four stories are equally enjoyable.

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Home About Help Search. Jennifer rated it it was amazing Dec 06, Kinda liked Heracles, and really didn’t like Bacchae.

These all seem like really good plays, and Euripides was well-translated here. Medea Greek mythology — Drama.

She is a monstrosity. Thalia Hymera rated it really liked it Dec 05, Ancient scholars thought that Euripides had written ninety-five plays, although four of those were probably written by Critias.

Christopher rated it it was ok Aug 10, Your list has reached the maximum number of items. Sophocles said he portrayed people as they should be, but Euripides portrayed them as they are according to Aristotle.

If only the characters would actually talk to each other there would be no tragedy. Sarah rated it really liked it Aug 21,

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