Rhesos

Rhesos

by Euripides
     
 

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The story of a futile quest for knowledge, this ancient anti-war drama is one of the neglected plays within the corpus of Greek tragedy. Euripides' shortest tragic work, Rhesos is unique in lacking a prologue, provoking some scholars to the conclusion that the beginning of the play has been lost.
In this exciting translation, Rhesos is no longer

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The story of a futile quest for knowledge, this ancient anti-war drama is one of the neglected plays within the corpus of Greek tragedy. Euripides' shortest tragic work, Rhesos is unique in lacking a prologue, provoking some scholars to the conclusion that the beginning of the play has been lost.
In this exciting translation, Rhesos is no longer treated as a derivative Euripidean work, but rather as the tightly-knit tragedy of knowledge it really is. A drama in which profound problems of fate and free will come alive, Rhesos is also an exploration of the perversion of values that come as the result of war. Charged with a striking immediacy, this play is contemporary in the questions it raises, and eternal in its quest for truth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195072891
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Series:
Greek Tragedy in New Translations Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.24(d)

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