Euripides: Heracles [Paperback]

Shirley Barlow (Author)

ISBN: 9780856682339 | Published by: Aris & Phillips | Series: Classical Texts | Year of Publication: 1996 | Language: Greek, Ancient (to 1453) 240p, H210 x W149 (mm)

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Hardback - ISBN: 9780856682322 - £ 40.00

Euripides: Heracles


A new translation of one of Euripides' most neglected plays
which takes as its subject the figure of Heracles and explores
the nature of heroism and myth by portraying the story of the
murder of his own wife and children. In treating this act the
dramatist explores the boundaries of madness and Hercles' painful
emergence from this state to a bitter realisation of what he has
done. A further contrast is drawn between the callous gods who
cause the madness and the caring and loving support of human
friends and remaining family. This edition attempts to bring out the human and
qualities in the play and to defend its structure and dramatic

The parallel Greek text is that of the new Oxford text with additional introduction, commentary and bibliography.

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