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Andromache

Author: Euripides.; Susan Stewart; Wesley D Smith
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Series: Greek tragedy in new translations.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Andromache, Euripides challenges our concept of tragic character as he transforms our expectations of tragic structure. Through its subtly varied metrics, the play develops an increasingly complex plot and concludes with a simultaneous realization of realism and supernaturalism."
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Genre/Form: Drama
Named Person: Andromache, (Legendary character); Andromache, (Legendary character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Euripides.; Susan Stewart; Wesley D Smith
ISBN: 0195125614 9780195125610
OCLC Number: 47036377
Description: 112 pages ; 21 cm
Series Title: Greek tragedy in new translations.
Responsibility: Euripides ; edited by Susan Stewart and Wesley D. Smith.

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In "Andromache", Euripides depicts the aftermath of the Trojan war, when Andromache, the widow of Hector, has a fruitful, but illicit affair with the son of Achilles. The ensuing power-struggle with  Read more...

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