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Medea, and other plays: Medea, Hecabe, Electra, Heracles.

Author: Euripides.
Publisher: Baltimore : Penguin Books, [©1963]
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The four tragedies collected in this volume all focus on a central character, once powerful, brought down by betrayal, jealousy, guilt and hatred. The first playwright to depict suffering without reference to the gods, Euripides made his characters speak in human terms and face the consequences of their actions. In Medea, a woman rejected by her lover takes hideous revenge by murdering the children they both love,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Tragedies
Drama
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Named Person: Medea, consort of Aegeus King of Athens (Mythological character); Medea, consort of Aegeus King of Athens (Mythological character)
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Euripides.
ISBN: 0140441298 9780140441291
OCLC Number: 317672799
Description: 204 pages.
Contents: Medea --
Hecabe --
Electra --
Heracles.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: Translated with an introd. by Philip Vellacott.

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Features four tragedies, all of which focus on a central character, once powerful, brought down by betrayal, jealousy, guilt and hatred.  Read more...

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