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Murray, Gilbert 1866-1957

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The complete Greek drama : all the extant tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, and the comedies of Aristophanes and Menander, in a variety of translations by Whitney J Oates( Book )

1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 2,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripides and his age by Gilbert Murray( Book )

141 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripides is rightly lauded as one of the great dramatists of all time. In his lifetime, he wrote over 90 plays and although only 18 have survived they reveal the scope and reach of his genius. Euripides is identified with many theatrical innovations that have influenced drama all the way down to modern times, especially in the representation of traditional, mythical heroes as ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. As would be expected from a life lived 2,500 years ago, details of it are few and far between. Accounts of his life, written down the ages, do exist but whether much is reliable or surmised is open to debate. Most accounts agree that he was born on Salamis Island around 480 BC, to mother Cleito and father Mnesarchus, a retailer who lived in a village near Athens. Upon the receipt of an oracle saying that his son was fated to win "crowns of victory", Mnesarchus insisted that the boy should train for a career in athletics. However, what is clear is that athletics was not to be the way to win crowns of victory. Euripides had been lucky enough to have been born in the era as the other two masters of Greek Tragedy; Sophocles and Æschylus. It was in their footsteps that he was destined to follow. His first play was performed some thirteen years after the first of Socrates plays and a mere three years after Æschylus had written his classic The Oristria. Theatre was becoming a very important part of the Greek culture. The Dionysia, held annually, was the most important festival of theatre and second only to the fore-runner of the Olympic games, the Panathenia, held every four years, in appeal. Euripides first competed in the City Dionysia, in 455 BC, one year after the death of Æschylus, and, incredibly, it was not until 441 BC that he won first prize. His final competition in Athens was in 408 BC. The Bacchae and Iphigenia in Aulis were performed after his death in 405 BC and first prize was awarded posthumously. Altogether his plays won first prize only five times. Euripides was also a great lyric poet. In Medea, for example, he composed for his city, Athens, "the noblest of her songs of praise". His lyric skills however are not just confined to individual poems: "A play of Euripides is a musical whole....one song echoes motifs from the preceding song, while introducing new ones." Much of his life and his whole career coincided with the struggle between Athens and Sparta for hegemony in Greece but he didn't live to see the final defeat of his city. Euripides fell out of favour with his fellow Athenian citizens and retired to the court of Archelaus, king of Macedon, who treated him with consideration and affection. At his death, in around 406BC, he was mourned by the king, who, refusing the request of the Athenians that his remains be carried back to the Greek city, buried him with much splendor within his own dominions. His tomb was placed at the confluence of two streams, near Arethusa in Macedonia, and a cenotaph was built to his memory on the road from Athens towards the Piraeus
Five stages of Greek religion by Gilbert Murray( Book )

87 editions published between 1924 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with Greece's earliest rites, this volume traces the development of the classic religion of the Olympian gods and discusses the religion of the philosophic schools of the fourth century BC. It portrays the emergence of Christianity and concludes with an account of the efforts of Julian the Apostate to restore a new variety of paganism
The rise of the Greek epic; being a course of lectures delivered at Harvard University by Gilbert Murray( Book )

107 editions published between 1907 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of ancient Greek literature by Gilbert Murray( Book )

90 editions published between 1897 and 2019 in English and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aeschylus, the creator of tragedy by Gilbert Murray( Book )

64 editions published between 1940 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how Aeschylus started with the raw material which Aristotle called 'little myths and ridiculous language' and transformed it into a style of drama which had never existed before. The world 'tragedy' derives its meaning from the achievement of Aeschylus, whether it be applied to dramas like 'Macbeth', to poems like 'Paridise lost', or novels like 'War and peace'
Seven famous Greek plays by Whitney J Oates( Book )

2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 1,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven famous Greek plays translated
Aristophanes : a study by Gilbert Murray( Book )

55 editions published between 1933 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 1,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Agamemnon of Aeschylus by Aeschylus( )

16 editions published between 1920 and 2018 in English and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first of the three plays within the Oresteia trilogy. It details the homecoming of Agamemnon, King of Mycenae, from the Trojan War. After ten years of warfare, Troy had fallen and all of Greece could lay claim to victory
The Trojan women by Euripides( )

31 editions published between 1905 and 2013 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Hippolytus ; & the bacchae by Euripides( )

5 editions published between 1911 and 2018 in English and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The classical tradition in poetry by Gilbert Murray( Book )

40 editions published between 1927 and 1968 in English and French and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen Greek plays by Lane Cooper( Book )

12 editions published between 1943 and 1958 in English and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Trojan women of Euripides by Euripides( Book )

50 editions published between 1883 and 2014 in English and Achinese and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alcestis by Euripides( Book )

49 editions published between 1834 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tragedy by the ancient Greek playwright Euripides, first produced at the Athens City Dionysia dramatic festival in 438 BCE (at which it won second prize). It is the oldest surviving work by Euripides, although at the time of its first performance he had already been producing plays for some 17 years. It presents the story of Alcestis, the wife of Admetus, who according to Greek mythology sacrificed her own life in order to bring her husband back from the dead
Medea by Euripides( Book )

87 editions published between 1906 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Eisenhower Theater, Marvin Theatre, George Washington University, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Alliance for Arts Education and The Smithsonian Institution present the American College Theatre Festival VII, produced by the American Theatre Association, sponsored by Amoco Oil Company with the cooperation of The Alliance for Arts Education. University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, the Department of Dramatic Art presents "Medea," a Noh cycle based on the Greek myth by Carol Sorgenfrei, director Carol Sorgenfrei, choreographer Susan Speers, set designer Paulette Brimie, lighting designer Steve Hirsh, costume designer Alan Armstrong
Stoic, Christian and humanist by Gilbert Murray( Book )

53 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book collects together four essays by the very well-known academic Gilbert Murray that were first presented between 1914 and 1939. The author seeks to present a statement of his profound belief in ethics and disbelief in revelational religions. The philosophy of this great thinker is accessibly written while it addresses deep questions of the nature of morality and the basis of religions. This collection was first published in 1940
The Oxford book of Greek verse by Gilbert Murray( Book )

62 editions published between 1030 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek historical thought from Homer to the age of Heraclius by Arnold Toynbee( Book )

33 editions published between 1924 and 1964 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of extracts from Greek authors
The Iphigenia in Tauris of Euripides by Euripides( Book )

33 editions published between 1910 and 2012 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play revolves around Agamemnon, the leader of the Greek coalition before and during the Trojan War, and his decision to sacrifice his daughter, Iphigenia, to appease the goddess Artemis and allow his troops to set sail to preserve their honour in battle against Troy. The conflict between Agamemnon and Achilles over the fate of the young woman presages a similar conflict between the two at the beginning of the Iliad. In his depiction of the experiences of the main characters, Euripides frequently uses tragic irony for dramatic effect
 
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Hippolytus ; & the bacchae
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The rise of the Greek epic; being a course of lectures delivered at Harvard UniversityA history of ancient Greek literatureSeven famous Greek playsThe Agamemnon of AeschylusThe Trojan womenHippolytus ; & the bacchaeThe Trojan women of EuripidesAlcestisThe Iphigenia in Tauris of Euripides
Alternative Names
Georgius G. Murray

Gilbert Murray britischer Altphilologe

Gilbert Murray filologo classico britannico

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Gilbert Murray taalkundige uit Australië (1866-1957)

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Murray, Gilbertvs

Гілберт Меррей

Марри, Гилберт

גילברט מארי

جلبرت موري، 1866-1957

جيلبرت موراى

غيلبرت موراي

ギルバート・マリー

マレー, ギルバァト

吉爾伯特‧莫瑞

吉尔贝特·默里

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