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BN ID: 2940014944113
Publication date: 07/22/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 562 KB

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Euripides was the youngest of the three great tragic poets of classical antiquity, with Aeschylus and Sophocles being his elders. Born around 484 BC, he authored some 92 plays, of which 19 have survived the ravages of time. Although he was not often a prizewinner at the City Dionysia, so often is he mentioned by his contemporaries that his work was clearly widely known and admired.

Ever the iconoclast, Euripides portrayed the gods as capricious agents of fate, unconcerned towards men or righteousness. Mortals, however, were displayed with all their innate characteristics, from tenderness to treachery, and on a human scale that set him apart from the heroic and larger than life characters of his contemporaries. This concern for the ordinary man would hold Euripides' work in good stead during the Hellenistic period, which helped so many of his works survive, and even today Euripides is one of the most "accessible" playwrights of the ancient world.

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Andromache 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Read Instantly" shows this to be the Gilbert Murray play, not the classic Greek play by Euripides. They are completely different plays but have the same name and some of the same characters.