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Euripides: Alcestis
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Aris & Phillips
Publication date December 1, 1988
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780856682346
ISBN-10 0856682349
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $59.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The theme of Euripides' Alcestis blends the primitive folk-tale of the self-sacrificing bride, Alcestis, and of Heracles' heroic struggles with the ogre Death, with a morality tale of "virtue rewarded", in this case twice rewarded. The Alcestis is the only tragedy which we know to have been produced in the position usually allotted (at the Athenian tragic festivals) to the semi-comic "satyrplay". Like a satyr-play, it has a happy ending but does the poet intend his audience to interpret the play in quite such simple terms? Opinions differ widely but the ironic, slightly mocking tone of the play suggest, at least to some critics, that more sombre meanings may lie beneath the surface of this beautifully constructed little masterpiece. Greek text with facing translation, commentary and notes. (Aris and Phillips 1988)

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Hardcover
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from Aris & Phillips (December 1, 1988)
9780856682346 | details & prices | 6.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $59.95
About: The theme of Euripides' Alcestis blends the primitive folk-tale of the self-sacrificing bride, Alcestis, and of Heracles' heroic struggles with the ogre Death, with a morality tale of "virtue rewarded", in this case twice rewarded.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780856682353
 
from Aris & Phillips (May 1, 1988)
9780856682353 | details & prices | 6.25 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $32.00
About: The theme of Euripides' Alcestis blends the primitive folk-tale of the self-sacrificing bride, Alcestis, and of Heracles' heroic struggles with the ogre Death, with a morality tale of "virtue rewarded", in this case twice rewarded.

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