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Murray, Gilbert 1866-1957

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Fifteen Greek plays by Euripides( Book )

98 editions published between 1906 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,019 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
Euripides and his age by Gilbert Murray( Book )

133 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,819 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 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
A history of ancient Greek literature by Gilbert Murray( Book )

97 editions published between 1897 and 2012 in English and held by 1,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five stages of Greek religion by Gilbert Murray( Book )

87 editions published between 1925 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,580 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 )

100 editions published between 1907 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

67 editions published between 1940 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,423 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 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven famous Greek plays translated
Hippolytus/the bacchae by Euripides( )

7 editions published between 1911 and 2012 in English and held by 1,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristophanes : a study by Gilbert Murray( Book )

50 editions published between 1933 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Agamemnon of Aeschylus by Aeschylus( )

17 editions published between 1920 and 2012 in English and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classical tradition in poetry by Gilbert Murray( Book )

38 editions published between 1927 and 1968 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Trojan women by Euripides( )

30 editions published between 1905 and 2013 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hippolytos by Euripides( Book )

133 editions published between 1902 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aphrodite causes Phaedra to fall in love with her stepson, Hippolytus, with tragic consequences--Phaedra commits suicide and Hippolytus is killed by his father, Theseus
The Trojan women of Euripides by Euripides( Book )

49 editions published between 1883 and 2014 in English and Achinese and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iphigenia in Tauris by Euripides( Book )

58 editions published between 1910 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iphigenia in Tauris tells the story of the princess Iphigenia who was sacrificed by her father Agamemnon to expedite his campaign against Troy but was rescued by the goddess Artemis and transported to the land of the Taurians. Text in ancient Greek and English
The Oxford book of Greek verse by Gilbert Murray( Book )

60 editions published between 1030 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stoic, Christian and humanist by Gilbert Murray( Book )

49 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 887 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
Nine Greek dramas by Aeschylus( Book )

14 editions published between 1909 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

28 editions published between 1924 and 1964 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of extracts from Greek authors
Greek studies by Gilbert Murray( Book )

42 editions published between 1946 and 1984 in 4 languages and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Hippolytus/the bacchae
Five stages of Greek religionThe rise of the Greek epic; being a course of lectures delivered at Harvard UniversitySeven famous Greek playsHippolytus/the bacchaeThe Agamemnon of AeschylusThe Trojan womenThe Trojan women of EuripidesIphigenia in TaurisNine Greek dramas
Alternative Names
Gilbert Murray britischer Altphilologe

Gilbert Murray philologue classique britannique

Gilbert Murray taalkundige uit Australië (1866-1957)

Murrai Gilbert

Murray, G. 1866-1957

Murray, G. (Gilbert), 1866-1957

Murray, Geo. Gilbert Aimé 1866-1957

Murray, Georg G. 1866-1957

Murray, George G. 1866-1957

Murray George Gilbert Aimé

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Murray, Georgius G. 1866-1957

Murray, Gilbert 1866-1957

Murray, Gilbert Aimé

Murray, Gilbert (George Gilbert Aimé), 1866-1957

Murray, Gilberto 1866-1957

Murray Gilbertus

Murray Gilbertus 1866-1957

Murray, Gilbertvs

Гілберт Меррей

Марри, Гилберт

גילברט מארי

جلبرت موري، 1866-1957

غيلبرت موراي


マレー, ギルバァト