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Works: 13,019 works in 30,896 publications in 14 languages and 251,824 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Textbooks 
Roles: Lyricist, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Attributed name, Creator, Dedicatee, Composer, Adapter, Contributor, Translator
Classifications: PA3975, 882.01
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Publications about Euripides
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Alcestis by Euripides( Book )
118 editions published between 1872 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,385 libraries worldwide
At once a vigorous translation of one of Euripides' most subtle and witty plays, and a wholly fresh interpretation, this version reveals for the first time the extraordinary formal beauty and thematic concentration of the Alcestis. William Arrowsmith, eminent classical scholar, translator, and General Editor of this highly praised series, rejects the standard view of the Alcestis as a psychological study of the egotist Admetos and his naive but devoted wife. His translation, instead, presents the play as a drama of human existence--in keeping with the tradition of Greek tragedy--with recognizably human characters who also represent masked embodiments of human conditions. The Alcestis thus becomes a metaphysical tragicomedy in which Admetos, who has heretofore led a life without limitations, learns to "think mortal thoughts." He acquires the knowledge of limits--the acceptance of death as well as the duty to live--which, according to Euripides, makes people meaningfully human and capable of both courage and compassion. This new interpretation compellingly argues that, for Euripides, suffering humanizes, that exemption makes a man selfish and childish, and that only the courage to accept both life and death leads to the realization of one's humanity, and, in the case of Alcestis, to heroism
The complete Greek drama : all the extant tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, and the comedies of Aristophanes and Menander, in a variety of translations by Whitney J Oates( Book )
7 editions published between 1938 and 1963 in English and held by 2,291 libraries worldwide
Helen by Euripides( Book )
48 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,138 libraries worldwide
Outstepping the literal bounds of genre, this work has been referred to by scholars as both a tragedy and a comedy. This translation attempts to preserve Euripides' structure of subtlety and his comments on both the futility of war and the distinction between appearance and reality
Medea by Euripides( Book )
173 editions published between 1822 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,861 libraries worldwide
One of the most powerful and enduring of Greek tragedies, Euripides' masterwork centers on the myth of Jason, leader of the Argonauts, who has won the dragon-guarded treasure of the Golden Fleece with the help of the sorceress Medea ? whom he marries and eventually abandons. Authoritative Rex Warner translation
Cyclops by Euripides( Book )
58 editions published between 1891 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 1,750 libraries worldwide
Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. Under the general editorship of Peter Burian and Alan Shapiro, each volume includes a critical introduction, commentary on the text, full stage directions, and a glossary of the mythical and geographical references in the play. Brimming with lusty comedy and ho
Iphigeneia in Tauris by Euripides( Book )
19 editions published between 1973 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,659 libraries worldwide
The modern reader may have difficulty conceiving of Iphigeneia in Tauris as tragedy, for the term in our sense is associated with downfall, death, and disaster. But to the ancient Greeks, the use of heroic legend, the tragic diction and meters, and the tragic actors would have defined it as pure tragedy, the happy ending notwithstanding. While not one of his ""deep"" dramatic works, the play is Euripidean in many respects, above all in its recurrent theme of escape, symbolized in the rescue of Iphigeneia by Artemis, to whom she was about to be sacrificed. Richmond Lattimore--who has been calle
Euripides by Euripides( Book )
125 editions published between 1832 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,523 libraries worldwide
A new play text edition of Euripides' great tragedy to coincide with the National Theatre's major new production directed by Katie Mitchell in November-March 2007/8
Trojan women by Euripides( file )
19 editions published between 1915 and 2009 in English and held by 1,508 libraries worldwide
Orestes by Euripides( Book )
53 editions published between 1825 and 2009 in 10 languages and held by 1,482 libraries worldwide
Produced more frequently on the ancient stage than any other tragedy, Orestes retells with striking innovations the story of the young man who kills his mother to avenge her murder of his father. Though eventually exonerated, Orestes becomes a fugitive from the Furies (avenging spirits) of his mother's blood. On the brink of destruction, he is saved in the end by Apollo, who had commanded the matricide. Powerful and gripping, Orestes sweeps us along with a momentum that, starting slowly, builds inevitably to one of the most spectacular climaxes in all Greek tragedy
Medea by Euripides( file )
24 editions published between 1775 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,357 libraries worldwide
"Euripides was one of the most popular and controversial of all the Greek tragedians, and his plays are marked by an independence of thought, ingenious dramatic devices, and a subtle variety of register and mood." "Medea is a story of betrayal and vengeance, and one which gives an excellent example of the prominence and complexity that Euripides gave to his female characters. Medea, wife of Jason, is incensed that her husband would leave her to make a political marriage after the many sacrifices she has made for him. In her wrath, she murders both his new bride and their own children, thus taking her revenge. This new translation does full justice to the lyricism of Euripides' original work, while a new introduction provides a guide to the play, complete with interesting details about the traditions and social issues that influenced Euripides' world."--BOOK JACKET
Rhesos by Euripides( file )
15 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,335 libraries worldwide
The story of a futile quest for knowledge, this ancient anti-war drama is one of the neglected plays within the corpus of Greek tragedy. Euripides' shortest tragic work, Rhesos is unique in lacking a prologue, provoking some scholars to the conclusion that the beginning of the play has been lost. In this exciting translation, Rhesos is no longer treated as a derivative Euripidean work, but rather as the tightly-knit tragedy of knowledge it really is. A drama in which profound problems of fate and free will come alive, Rhesos is also an exploration of the perversion of values that come as the r
The complete Greek tragedies by David Grene( Book )
19 editions published between 1953 and 1974 in English and held by 1,321 libraries worldwide
Bacchae by Euripides( Book )
88 editions published between 1880 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,292 libraries worldwide
Dionysus punishes Thebes, and its ruler Pentheus, for denying his godhood
Bakkhai by Euripides( Book )
11 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in English and held by 1,291 libraries worldwide
Regarded by many as Euripides' masterpiece, Bakkhai is a powerful examination of religious ecstasy and the resistance to it. A call for moderation, it rejects the temptation of pure reason as well as pure sensuality, and is a staple of Greek tragedy, representing in structure and thematics an exemplary model of the classic tragic elements. Disguised as a young holy man, the god Bacchus arrives in Greece from Asia proclaiming his godhood and preaching his orgiastic religion. He expects to be embraced in Thebes, but the Theban king, Pentheus, forbids his people to worship him and tries to have h
Fifteen Greek plays by Lane Cooper( Book )
7 editions published between 1943 and 1958 in English and held by 1,164 libraries worldwide
Iphigeneia at Aulis by Euripides( Book )
20 editions published between 1889 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,153 libraries worldwide
Ion by Euripides( Book )
10 editions published between 1954 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,143 libraries worldwide
One of Euripides' late plays, Ion tells the story of Kreousa, queen of Athens, and her son by the god Apollo. Apollo raped Kreousa; she secretly abandoned their child, assuming thereafter that the god had allowed him to die. Ion, however, is saved to become a ward of Apollo's temple at Delphi. In the play, Kreousa and her husband Xouthos go to Delphi to seek a remedy for their childlessness; Apollo, speaking through his oracle, gives Ion to Xouthos as a son, enraging the apparently still childless Kreousa. Mother tries to kill son, son traps mother at an altar and is about to do her violence; just then, Apollo's priestess appears to reveal the birth tokens that permit Kreousa to recognize and embrace the child she thought she had lost forever. Ion must accept Apollo's duplicity along with his benevolence toward his son. Disturbing riptides of thought and feeling run just below the often shimmering surface of this masterpiece of Euripidean melodrama. Despite Ion's "happy ending," the concatenation of mistaken identities, failed intrigues, and misdirected violence enacts a gripping and serious drama. Euripides leaves the audience to come to terms with the shifting relations of god and mortals in his complex and equivocal interpretation of myth
Herakles by Euripides( file )
55 editions published between 1879 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,122 libraries worldwide
"In Herakles, Euripides reveals with great subtlety and complexity the often brutal underpinnings of our social arrangements. The play enacts a thoroughly contemporary dilemma about the relationship between personal and state violence and civic order." "Of all of Euripides' plays, this is his most skeptically subversive examination of myth, morality, and power. While Herakles is away from home performing his labors, a tyrant rises to power and threatens to execute Herakles' wife, children, and father-in-law. Herakles returns just in time to assassinate the tyrant and rescue his family. But at the moment of celebration, Madness appears and drives Herakles to murder his wife and children, eventually leading to his exile, by his own accord, to Athens."--BOOK JACKET
Greek tragedies by David Grene( Book )
14 editions published between 1942 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,110 libraries worldwide
Contains translations of plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides; a selection from The Complete Greek tragedies
Hippolytos by Euripides( Book )
14 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,059 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Euripedes, ca. 480-406 aC
Euripedes v480-v406
Euripid 0480-0406 av. J.-C.
Euripid, sin Mnesarhov
Euripid v480-v406
Euripide (0480-0406 av.J. -C.).
Euripide, 480-407 a.C.
Euripide, ca. 480-406 aC
Euripide, ca 480-406 f.Kr.
Euripide, ca 480-406 př. Kr.
Euripide, ca. 480-406 v.Chr.
Euripide de Salamine v480-v406
Euripidē v480-v406
Eu̓ripídēs 0480-0406 av. J.-C.
Euripides Alcestis v480-v406
Euripides Atheniensis v480-v406
Eurípidés, ca 480-406 př. Kr.
Euripides" Pseudo- v480-v406
Euripides Sohn des Mnesarchides v480-v406
Euripides Sohn des Mnesarchos v480-v406
Euripides Tragicus
Euripides Tragicus v480-v406
Euripides Tragiker v480-v406
Eurípides v480-v406
Euripides von Athen v480-v406
Euripides von Salamis v480-v406
Euripidesu, ca. 480-406 aC
Eu̓ripídīs 0480-0406 av. J.-C.
Euripidis" v480-v406
Euripido, ca. 480-406 aC
Eurypides 0480-0406 av. J.-C.
Eurypides, ca. 480-406 aC
Eurypides v480-v406
Evripede" v480-v406
Evripid" v480-v406
Evripides v480-v406
Eyripidēs v480-v406
Pseudo-Euripides v480-v406
Yūrı̄bidı̄s" v480-v406
Ευριπίδης, 0480-0406 av. J.-C.
Ευριπίδης, 480-406
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