The Electra of Euripides

The Electra of Euripides

by Euripides
     
 

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The Electra of Euripides has the distinction of being, perhaps, the best abused, and, one might add, not the best understood, of ancient tragedies. "A singular monument of poetical, or rather unpoetical perversity;" "the very worst of all his pieces;" are, for instance, the phrases applied to it by Schlegel. Considering that he judged it by the standards of

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The Electra of Euripides has the distinction of being, perhaps, the best abused, and, one might add, not the best understood, of ancient tragedies. "A singular monument of poetical, or rather unpoetical perversity;" "the very worst of all his pieces;" are, for instance, the phrases applied to it by Schlegel. Considering that he judged it by the standards of conventional classicism, he could scarcely have arrived at any different conclusion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781406533644
Publisher:
Dodo Press
Publication date:
06/28/2007
Pages:
92
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.22(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

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