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Euripides' escape-tragedies : a study of Helen, Andromeda, and Iphigenia among the Taurians

Author: Matthew Wright
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is a study of three late plays of Euripides: Helen, Andromeda and Iphigenia among the Taurians. This book examines central themes such as myth, geography, cultural identity, philosophy, religion, and genre. Matthew Wright presents a new interpretation of the plays, arguing that they are a thematically connected trilogy"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Tragedies
Named Person: Euripides; Helen, of Troy Queen of Sparta; Andromeda, Princess daughter of Cepheus King of Ethiopia (Mythological character); Iphigenia, (Mythological character); Euripides.; Euripides.; Euripides.; Andromeda, Princess daughter of Cepheus King of Ethiopia (Mythological character); Euripides.; Helen, of Troy Queen of Sparta.; Iphigenia, (Mythological character); Euripides
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Wright
ISBN: 0199274517 9780199274512
OCLC Number: 56920805
Description: 433 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Escape-tragedies --
2. Myth, fiction, innovation --
3. A tragic landscape --
4. Tragedy of ideas --
5. The tragic universe.
Responsibility: Matthew Wright.
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