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[PDF] ❤ Medea and Other Plays By Euripides – Webpolitics.us

Medea and Other Plays Euripides Was One Of The Most Popular And Controversial Of All Greek Tragedians, And His Plays Are Marked By An Independence Of Thought, Ingenious Dramatic Devices, And A Subtle Variety Of Register And Mood He Is Also Remarkable For The Prominence He Gave To Female Characters, Whether Heroines Of Virtue Or Vice This New Translation Does Full Justice To Euripides S Range Of Tone And Gift Of Narrative A Lucid Introduction Provides Substantial Analysis Of Each Play, Complete With Vital Explanations Of The Traditions And Background To Euripides S World.Contains Medea Hippolytus Electra Helen

[PDF] ❤ Medea and Other Plays  By Euripides – Webpolitics.us
  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Medea and Other Plays
  • Euripides
  • English
  • 14 December 2017
  • 0192824422

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  1. says:

    Review for just the Medea in this collection Overall, a great take on Medea s story My usual complaint with plays is crazy jargon, but I liked how James Morwood s translation made the text pretty easy...


  2. says:

    Of everything that is alive and has a mind, we women are the most wretched creatures First of all, we have to buy a husband with a vast outlay of money we have to take a master for our body The latter is stillpainful than the former And here lies the most critical issue whether we take a good husband or a bad For divorce brings shame on a woman s...


  3. says:

    6th March 2018 Have only read Medea at this point for MA thesis but will likely go back and finish this volume This want to ensure I have correct translation logged An absolutely fascinating play and I cannot wait to track its late seventeenth eighteenth century adaptations and representations.


  4. says:

    Medea 5 starsHippolytus 4 starsElectra 3.5 stars


  5. says:

    Finally finished it Four plays in one book Having previously read Medea, I just read Hippolytus, Electra and Helen The first two are typical Greek tragedy fare Hippolytus Goddess makes step mother fall in love with step son step son repulsed step mother tells husband that step son has raped her then commits suicide Husband brings about death of son by use of wild bull from the sea Electra Mother murders father, children murder mother.I probably enjoyed Helen the most The play follow Finally finished it Four plays in one book Having previously read Medea, I just read Hippolytus, Electra and Helen The first two are typical Greek tragedy fare Hippolytus Goddess makes step mother fall in love with step son step son repulsed step mother tells husband that step son has raped her then commits suicide Husband brings about death of son by use of wild bull from the sea Electra Mother murders father, children murder mother.I probably enjoyed Helen t...


  6. says:

    Euripides is, I think it s safe to say, the strongest of the three Ancient Greek tragedians I don t doubt for a minute that Aeschylus enjoyed success with Prometheus Bound, and Sophocles with Antigone or Oedipus Rex, but I feel that Euripides is the only one of the three to truly realise human potential, and what it means to be human in a world populated by malevolent gods In Electra, we see a young woman burdened by the expectations to produce children and obey her husband, simultaneously g Euripides is, I think it s safe to say, the strongest of the three Ancient Greek tragedians I don t doubt for a minute that Aeschylus enjoyed success with Prometheus Bound, and Sophocles with Antigone or Oedipus Rex, but I feel that Euripides is the only one of the three to truly realise human potential, and what it means to be human in a world populated by malevolent gods In Electra, we see a young woman burdened by the expectations to produce children and obey her husband, simultaneously grieving over her father s murder at the hands of her mother, and the prolonged absence of her brother Euripides, however, takes a tragedy already perfected by Aeschylus and Sophocles and makes it his own by allowing Electra and Orestes to struggle together rather than apart and reducing the plot s central characters to just those required Hippolytus presents a flawlessly presented example of Tragedy at its finest when it is unavoidable Hippolytus, vir...


  7. says:

    euripides is, of course, wonderful, and the four plays in this volume hippolyta, electra, and helen are included as well are all lovely but the translation and the edition are horrid i know nothing about translating from ancient greek into english, but i do know good english when i read it, and there s little to be found here james morwood s prose translation is filled with tired phrasing and cliches, which drag down the dynamic subject matter worse are the notes at the end of the euripides is, of course, wonderful, and the four plays in this volume hippolyta, electra, and helen are included as well are all lovely but the translation and the edition are horrid i know nothing about translating from ancient greek into english, but i do know good english when i read it, and there s little to be found here james morwood s prose translation is filled with tired phrasing and cliches, which drag down the dynamic subject matter worse are the notes at the end of the book, to which a liberal supply of in text asterisks point roughly half of morwood s notes are insulting to the reader s intelligence pointing out overarching themes, explaining the meaning of common english words, and interpreting the actions and thoughts of the characters this is especially annoying given that the other half of the notes, which provide historical background and cultural context, are useful it took me two plays to figure out which notes to check and which ones not too an effort that truly wasn t...


  8. says:

    Just as shocking today as it would have been over the centuries since first written in 431 BCE Love, murder, intrigue, jealous revenge and the most shocking of all infanticide Compelling reading.


  9. says:

    This review contains spoilers.This is a heart wrenching story I guess if I had to choose a hero it would have to be the author I understand he used the play to raise awareness for the plight of women in Greek society They had few rights It was not uncommon for a prominent man to cast a wife aside for aadvan...


  10. says:

    I try to read classics from time to time, and sometimes I really enjoy them, and sometimes I feel like I m eating my vegetables This was a littleon the vegetable eating side for me This volume includes the plays Medea, Hippolytus, Electra, and Helen With one exception, they end in sadness and death and deus ex machine in the literal sense of the term, gods that appear and rapidly bring the play to a conclusion I believe Euripides is the playwright most associated with this dev I try to read classics from time to time, and sometimes I really enjoy them, and sometimes I feel like I m eating my vegetables This was a littleon the vegetable eating side for me This volume includes...

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