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Bacchae

by Robin Robertson Euripides Daniel Mendelsohn

A bold new translation of Euripides' shockingly modern classic work, from Forward Prize-winning poet Robin Robertson, with a new preface by bestselling and award-winning writer, critic, and translator Daniel MendelsohnThebes has been rocked by the arrival of Dionysus, the god of wine and ecstasy. Drawn by the god's power, the women of the city have rushed to worship him on the mountain, drinking and dancing with frenzied abandon.Pentheus, the king of Thebes, is furious, denouncing this so-called god as a charlatan and an insurgent. But no mortal can deny a god, much less one as powerful and seductive as Dionysus, who will exact a terrible revenge on Pentheus, drawing the king to his own tragic destruction.This stunning translation by award-winning poet Robin Robertson reinvigorates Euripides' masterpiece. Updating it for contemporary readers, he brings the ancient verse to fervid, brutal life, revealing a work of art as devastating and relevant today as it was in the fifth century BC.

Electra and Other Plays

by Euripides

Written during the fierce struggle for supremacy between Sparta and Euripides' native Athens, these five plays are haunted by the shadow of war - and in particular its impact on women. In Electra, the children of Agamemnon take bloody revenge on their mother for murdering their father after his return from Troy, and Suppliant Women depicts the grieving mothers of those killed in battle. The other plays deal with the aftermath of the Trojan War for the defeated survivors, as Andromache shows Hector's widow as a trophy of war in the house of her Greek captor, and Hecabe portrays a defeated queen avenging the murder of her last-remaining son, while Trojan Women tells of the plight of the city's women in the hands of the victors. Translated by John Davie and with an introduction and notes by Richard Rutherford

Euripides

by Euripides Paul Roche

A modern translation exclusive to signet From perhaps the greatest of the ancient Greek playwrights comes this collection of plays, including Alcestis, Hippolytus, Ion, Electra, Iphigenia at Aulis, Iphigenia Among the Taurians, Medea, The Bacchae, The Trojan Women, and The Cyclops.

Euripides I: Alcestis, The Medea, The Heracleidae, Hippolytus (The Complete Greek Tragedies #3)

by David Grene Euripides Rex Warner Ralph Gladstone Richmond Lattimore

Volume 3 of the Grene and Lattimore editions, which offer the most comprehensive selection of the Greek tragedies available in English.

Euripides II: The Cyclops, Heracles, Iphigenia in Tauris, Helen (The Complete Greek Tragedies #4)

by David Grene Euripides Richmond Lattimore

Volume 2 of the Grene and Lattimore editions offers the most comprehensive selection of the Greek tragedies available in English comprising The Cyclops, Heracles, Iphigenia in Tauris, and Helen.

Euripides III: Hecuba, Andromache, The Trojan Women, Ion (The Complete Greek Tragedies #5)

by David Grene Euripides Richmond Lattimore

Volume 3 of the Grene and Lattimore editions offers the most comprehensive selection of the Greek tragedies available in English comprising Hecuba, Andromache, The Trojan Women, and Ion.

Euripides IV: Rhesus, The Suppliant Women, Orestes, Iphigenia in Aulis (The Complete Greek Tragedies #6)

by David Grene Euripides Richmond Lattimore

Volume 4 of the Grene and Lattimore editions offers the most comprehensive selection of the Greek tragedies available in English comprising Rhesus, The Suppliant Women, Orestes, and Iphigenia in Aulis.

Euripides V: Electra, The Phoenician Women, The Bacchae (The Complete Greek Tragedies #7)

by David Grene Euripides Richmond Lattimore

In nine paperback volumes, the Grene and Lattimore editions offer the most comprehensive selection of the Greek tragedies available in English. Over the years these authoritative, critically acclaimed editions have been the preferred choice of over three million readers for personal libraries and individual study as well as for classroom use.

Medea

by Robin Robertson Euripides

Student edition of Euripedes' classic in which an abandoned, mistreated wife exacts revenge by killing her children.

Ten Plays

by Moses Hadas Euripides John Mclean

The first playwright of democracy, Euripides wrote with enduring insight and biting satire about social and political problems of Athenian life. In contrast to his contemporaries, he brought an exciting--and, to the Greeks, a stunning--realism to the "pure and noble form" of tragedy. For the first time in history, heroes and heroines on the stage were not idealized: as Sophocles himself said, Euripides shows people not as they ought to be, but as they actually are.

Ten Plays by Euripides

by Euripides

The first playwright of democracy, Euripides wrote with enduring insight and biting satire about social and political problems of Athenian life. In contrast to his contemporaries, he brought an exciting--and, to the Greeks, a stunning--realism to the "pure and noble form" of tragedy. For the first time in history, heroes and heroines on the stage were not idealized: as Sophocles himself said, Euripides shows people not as they ought to be, but as they actually are.

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