Essays on Four Plays of Euripides; Andromache, Helen, Heracles, Orestes

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 Excerpt: ...and may be great in both. Now let us suppose (and the supposition is surely entertainable) that in the dark ages of superstition, in the very dawn of civilized life and intelligent speculation, there arose a hero physically, mentally, and morally far superior to his contemporaries, but curst from his birth ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 Excerpt: ...and may be great in both. Now let us suppose (and the supposition is surely entertainable) that in the dark ages of superstition, in the very dawn of civilized life and intelligent speculation, there arose a hero physically, mentally, and morally far superior to his contemporaries, but curst from his birth with a taint in his blood, a recurrent and progressive malady of the brain. Let such an one, in ardent and solitary meditation, have so far purged his notions of man and God from the grossness and barbarity around him, as to grasp at least in vision the hint of philosophies still unbuilt, and the principles of creeds and religions long after to be preached and established. All this has been achieved by many a 'madman,' whose thoughts, by the favour of circumstances, have passed into circulation and are famous to this day; and doubtless (as Euripides justly divined) it has also been achieved by many and many another, whose voice was not heard or not even raised, and whose meditation effected nothing but the uplifting of his own heart and the ennobling of his own life. Let our hero have done his duty faithfully up to and beyond the demand and standard of the time, loving his home and family, devoted in friendship, fighting gallantly and victoriously for the little struggling community to which he belonged. Let him have lent his services without stint to the largest and most beneficial enterprises which the state of things presented, to penetrate as pioneer the uncleared and unknown waste, peopled in reality by savage beasts and men, and supposed to be the haunt of imaginary monsters yet more terrible. By the vulgar herd, nay, even by his nearest and dearest, the source and nature of his greatness will be ignorantly misconceived, and most of all by those who...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150441219
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 102
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.21 (d)

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