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Heracles and Other Plays
By Richard Rutherford (introduced by), John Davie (trans) and Euripides
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date September 1, 2002
Pages 288
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140447255
ISBN-10 0140447253
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $14.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Heracles/ Iphigenia Among the Taurians/ Helen/ Ion/ Cyclops: Of these plays, only 'Heracles' truly belongs in the tragic sphere with its presentation of underserved suffering and divine malignity. The other plays flirt with comedy and comic themes. Their plots are ironic and complex with deception and elusion eventually leading to reconciliation between mother and son in 'Ion', brother and sister in 'Iphigenia', and husband and wife in 'Helen'. The comic vein is even stronger in the satyric'Cyclops' in which the giant's inebriation and subsequent violence are treated as humorous. Together, these plays demonstrate Euripides' challenge to the generic boundaries of Athenian drama.

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Book cover for 9780140447255 Book cover for 9780192832597
 
With Edith Hall (other contributor), Robin Waterfield (other contributor) | from Oxford Univ Pr (July 10, 2003)
9780192832597 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $10.95
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With Richard Rutherford (other contributor), John Davie (other contributor) | from Penguin Classics (September 1, 2002)
9780140447255 | details & prices | 288 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $14.00
About: Heracles/ Iphigenia Among the Taurians/ Helen/ Ion/ Cyclops: Of these plays, only 'Heracles' truly belongs in the tragic sphere with its presentation of underserved suffering and divine malignity.

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