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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Euripides.; Robin Waterfield; James Morwood
|Description:||lv, 219 p. : 1 map ; 20 cm.|
The Phoenician women --
The suppliant women.
|Series Title:||Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)|
Ion ; Orestes ; Phoenician women ; Suppliant women
Orestes and other plays
|Responsibility:||Euripides ; translated by Robin Waterfield ; introduction by Edith Hall ; notes by James Morwood.|
"Ion is a vivid portrait of the role of chance in human life and an exploration of family relationships, which combines a sympathetic portrait of a rape victim with remarks on Athenian xenophobia. In Orestes, the most popular of the tragedian's plays in the ancient world, Euripides explores the emotional consequences of Orestes' murder of his mother on the individuals concerned, and makes the tale resonate with advice to Athens about the threat to democracy posed by political pressure groups. Suppliant Women is a commentary on the politics of empire, as the Athenian king Theseus decides to use force of arms rather than persuasion against Thebes.
Phoenician Women transforms the terrible conflict between Oedipus' sons into one of the most savage indictments of civil war in Western literature by highlighting the personal tragedy it brings."--BOOK JACKET.