Bacchae and Other Plays: Iphigenia among the Taurians - Bacchae - Iphigenia at Aulis - Rhesus

Bacchae and Other Plays: Iphigenia among the Taurians - Bacchae - Iphigenia at Aulis - Rhesus

by Euripides
     
 

ISBN-10: 019283875X

ISBN-13: 9780192838759

Pub. Date: 04/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


The four plays newly translated for this volume are among Euripides most exciting works. Iphigenia among the Taurians is a story of escape contrasting Greek and barbarian civilization, set on the Black Sea at the edge of the known world. Bacchae, a profound exploration of the human psyche, deals with the appalling consequences of resistance to…  See more details below

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The four plays newly translated for this volume are among Euripides most exciting works. Iphigenia among the Taurians is a story of escape contrasting Greek and barbarian civilization, set on the Black Sea at the edge of the known world. Bacchae, a profound exploration of the human psyche, deals with the appalling consequences of resistance to Dionysus, god of wine and unfettered emotion. Iphigenia at Aulis centers on the ultimate dysfunctional family as emotion is tested in the crucible of the Greek expedition against Troy. And Rhesus, probably the work of another playwright, is an action-packed Iliad in miniature, dealing with a grisly event in the Trojan War.

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ISBN-13:
9780192838759
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.80(d)

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