The Complete Plays

The Complete Plays

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Athens of the fifth century B.C.E. represents one of the towering achievements of civilization. It is the crucible in which Western Civilization was given form. It created democracy: rule by the people. Of the three supreme tragedians of Classical Athens, Aeschylus, Sophokles and Euripides, Euripides (480's-406 B.C.E.) is the most modern. His people are no longer the heroes of Aeschylus, inspired by Homer and the Heroic world of war and warriors. Nor are they the more humanistic characters of Sophokles, who created men and women of grand moral integrity. Rather, Euripides' people are psychologically drawn, they are frequently petty, conniving, and conflicted. In other words, they are like us. Plays included are: alkêstis mêdeia children of heraklês hippolytos

Publisher: Hanover, NH : Smith and Kraus, 2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781575253008
1575253003
9781575254333
1575254336
9781575253213
1575253216
9781575254340
1575254344
9781575253589
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9781575254357
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9781575253749
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9781575254364
1575254360
Characteristics: 4 v. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Mueller, Carl Richard

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