Euripides' Escape-Tragedies: A Study of Helen, Andromeda, and Iphigenia among the Taurians

Euripides' Escape-Tragedies: A Study of Helen, Andromeda, and Iphigenia among the Taurians

by Matthew Wright
     
 
This is the first major critical study of three late plays of Euripides: Helen, Andromeda and Iphigenia among the Taurians. Matthew Wright offers a sustained reading of the plays, arguing that they are a thematically connected trilogy. He re-examines central themes such as myth, geography, cultural identity, philosophy, religion, and (crucially) genre. These are

Overview

This is the first major critical study of three late plays of Euripides: Helen, Andromeda and Iphigenia among the Taurians. Matthew Wright offers a sustained reading of the plays, arguing that they are a thematically connected trilogy. He re-examines central themes such as myth, geography, cultural identity, philosophy, religion, and (crucially) genre. These are not separate topics, but are seen as being joined together to form an intricate nexus of ideas. The book has implications for our view of Euripides and the tragic genre as a whole.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780191534454
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Publication date:
02/24/2005
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Matthew Wright is Lecturer in Classics, Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Exeter.

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