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Bacchae and Other Plays

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BACCHAE AND OTHER PLAYS

PAPERBACK by Euripides; Morwood, James (Grocyn Fellow in Classics and Fellow, Grocyn Fellow in Classics and Fellow, Wadham College, Oxford); Hall, Edith (Lecturer in Classics and Fellow, Lecturer in Classics and Fellow, Somerville College, Oxford)

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ISBN
9780199540525
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PAGES
288 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
12 JUN 2008

DESCRIPTION

Iphigenia among the Taurians Bacchae Iphigenia at Aulis Rhesus The four plays newly translated in this volume are among Euripides' most exciting works. Iphigenia among the Taurians is a story of escape and contrasting Greek and barbarian civilization, set on the Black Sea at the edge of the known world. Bacchae, a profound exploration of the human psyche, deals with the appalling consequences of resistance to Dionysus, god of wine and unfettered emotion. This tragedy, which above all others speaks to our post-Freudian era, is one of Euripides' two last surviving plays. The second, Iphigenia at Aulis, centres on the ultimate dysfunctional family as natural emotion is tested in the tragic crucible of the Greek expedition against Troy. Lastly, Rhesus, probably the work of another playwright, is a thrilling, action-packed Iliad in miniature, dealing with a grisly event in the Trojan War. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

CONTENTS

Iphigenia among the Taurians ; Bacchae ; Iphigenia at Aulis ; Rhesus