Medea Hippolytus Heracles Bacchae

Author: Euripides
Publisher: Focus Pub R Pullins & Company
ISBN: 9781585100484
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
English translations of four of Euripides' most popular tragedies, with notes, extensive introductions, and two interpretive essays by Michael R . Halleran.

Four Plays Medea Hippolytus Heracles Bacchae

Author: Euripides
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781532894046
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
Euripides is known in literature & fiction circles as a Greek tragedian of classical Athens. Euripides is one of the few whose dramas & plays have survived. Ancient & medieval scholars have attributed 95 dramas & plays to Euripides, of which 19 are known to have survived more or less complete. Euripides is identified with theatrical innovations that have profoundly influenced drama & plays down to modern times. He was unique among the writers of ancient & medieval Athens for the sympathy he demonstrated towards all victims of society, including women. This anthology volume of Euripides includes Four Dramas & Plays; Medea a Greek tragedy, Hippolytus a Greek tragedy, Heracles a Greek Tragedy, and Bacchae a Greek tragedy which was posthumously produced.

Medea Hippolytus Heracles Bacchae

Author: Euripides
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1585105996
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
This anthology includes four outstanding translations of Euripides’ plays: Medea, Bacchae, Hippolytus, and Heracles. These translations remain close to the original, with extensive introductions, interpretive essays, and footnotes. This series is designed to provide students and general readers with access to the nature of Greek drama, Greek mythology, and the context of Greek culture, as well as highly readable and understandable translations of four of Euripides most important plays. Focus also publishes each play as an individual volume.

Medea and Other Plays

Author: Euripides
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141920564
Format: PDF
Download Now
That proud, impassioned soul, so ungovernable now that she has felt the sting of injustice’ ‘Medea’, in which a spurned woman takes revenge upon her lover by killing her children, is one of the most shocking and horrific of all the Greek tragedies. Dominating the play is Medea herself, a towering and powerful figure who demonstrates Euripides’ unusual willingness to give voice to a woman’s case. ‘Alcestis’, a tragicomedy, is based on a magical myth in which Death is overcome, and ‘The Children of Heracles’ examines the conflict between might and right, while ‘Hippolytus’ deals with self-destructive integrity and moral dilemmas. These plays show Euripides transforming the awesome figures of Greek mythology into recognizable, fallible human beings. John Davie’s accessible prose translation is accompanied by a general introduction and individual prefaces to each play. Previously published as Alcestis and Other Plays

Six Tragedies

Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192807064
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
This is a lively, readable and accurate verse translation of the six best plays by one of the most influential of all classical Latin writers. The volume includes Phaedra, Oedipus, Medea, Trojan Women, Hercules Furens, and Thyestes, together with an invaluable introduction and notes.

Odysseus at Troy

Author: Sophocles
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1585106518
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
This book contains translations of three plays:Ajax, Hecuba, and Trojan Women. They are all centered around the mythological theme of the Greek warrior, Odysseus, hero of the Trojan War. All three plays are complete, with notes and introductions, plus an introduction to the volume with background to the story which was one of the most popular themes and one of the most written about Greek hero in Greek literature. Written during a tumultuous age of sophists and demagogues, these three plays (c. 450-425 BCE) bear witness to the gradual degradation of Odysseus’ character. In presenting the unexpected devolution of a renowned mythic figure, the plays examine numerous themes relevant to contemporary American political life: the profound psychological consequences of brought on by the stress of war and why a once proud and noble warrior might commit suicide; and the dehumanizing darkness that descends upon innocent female war-victims when victors use act on false political necessity.

Bacchai

Author: Colin Teevan
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849436142
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
Dionysos, the God of wine and theatre has returned to his native land to take revenge on the puritanical Pentheus who refuses to recognise him of his rites. Remorselessly, savagely and with black humour, the God drives Pentheus and all the city to their shocking fate. Limelight after decades of anonymity. This version was specially commissioned by the National Theatre for a production in May 2002, directed by Sir Peter Hall and scored by Sir Harrison Birtwhistle.

King Oidipous

Author: Sophocles
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 158510650X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
This is an English translation of Sophocles’ famous tragedy of Oedipus and the fate he so much tries to avoid. Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture.

Anthology of Classical Myth

Author: Stephen M. Trzaskoma
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1624664997
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
This new edition of Anthology of Classical Myth offers selections from key Near Eastern texts—the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh, Epic of Creation (Enuma Elish), and Atrahasis; the Hittite Song of Emergence; and the flood story from the book of Genesis—thereby enabling students to explore the many similarities between ancient Greek and Mesopotamian mythology and enhancing its reputation as the best and most complete collection of its kind.