Most widely held works about Euripides
Most widely held works by Euripides
Medea by Euripides ( Book )
1,354 editions published between 1495 and 2012 in 31 languages and held by 2,756 libraries worldwide
"Euripides was one of the most popular and controversial of all the Greek tragedians, and his plays are marked by an independence of thought, ingenious dramatic devices, and a subtle variety of register and mood." "Medea is a story of betrayal and vengeance, and one which gives an excellent example of the prominence and complexity that Euripides gave to his female characters. Medea, wife of Jason, is incensed that her husband would leave her to make a political marriage after the many sacrifices she has made for him. In her wrath, she murders both his new bride and their own children, thus taking her revenge. This new translation does full justice to the lyricism of Euripides' original work, while a new introduction provides a guide to the play, complete with interesting details about the traditions and social issues that influenced Euripides' world."--Jacket.
Euripides by Euripides ( Book )
569 editions published between 1597 and 2010 in 13 languages and held by 2,642 libraries worldwide
In nine paperback volumes, the Grene and Lattimore editions offer the most comprehensive selection of the Greek tragedies available in English. Over the years these authoritative, critically acclaimed editions have been the preferred choice of over three million readers for personal libraries and individual study as well as for classroom use.
Bacchae by Euripides ( Book )
684 editions published between 1730 and 2010 in 26 languages and held by 2,308 libraries worldwide
English language performance of the ancient Greek tragedy by Euripides. The immortal play exposes the dangers of fanaticism and deals with the timeless human quest to balance order and spontaneity. The program also features a prologue which explains the family tree of king Cadmus.
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 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 2,295 libraries worldwide
The Trojan women by Euripides ( Book )
413 editions published between 1575 and 2009 in 18 languages and held by 2,148 libraries worldwide
"One of antiquity's greatest poets, Euripides (ca. 485-406 BC) has been prized in every age for the pathos, terror, surprising plot twists, and intellectual probing of his dramatic creations. In this new Loeb Classical Library edition of Euripides, David Kovacs presents a freshly edited Greek text and an accurate and graceful translation with explanatory notes." "Three plays are in Volume IV of this ongoing edition. Trojan Women, a play about the causes and consequences of war, develops the theme of the tragic unpredictability of life. Iphigema among the Taurians and Ion exhibit tragic themes and situations but end happily with joyful reunions."--BOOK JACKET.
Alcestis by Euripides ( Book )
801 editions published between 1556 and 2010 in 26 languages and held by 1,768 libraries worldwide
"Euripides' Alcestic - perhaps the most anthologized Attic drama - is an ideal test for students reading their first play in the original Greek. Literary commentaries and language aids in most editions are too advanced or too elementary for intermediate students of the language, but in this new student edition, C. A. E. Luschnig and H. M. Roisman remedy such deficiencies." "The introductory section of this edition provides historical and literary perspective; the commentary explains points of grammar, syntax, and vocabulary, as well as elucidating background features such as dramatic conventions and mythology; and a discussion section introduces the controversies surrounding this most elusive drama. In their presentation, Luschnig and Roisman have initiated a new method for introducing students to current scholarship." "This edition also includes a glossary, an index, a bibliography, and grammatical reviews designed specifically for students of Greek language and culture in their second year of university study or third year of high school."--BOOK JACKET.
Iphigenia in Tauris by Euripides ( Book )
481 editions published between 1666 and 2009 in 15 languages and held by 1,731 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.
Hippolytus by Euripides ( Book )
611 editions published between 1599 and 2011 in 20 languages and held by 1,727 libraries worldwide
A stage production of Euripides' Hippolytus, a companion play to "Oedipus the King," which presents the classic tale of father/son jealousy and divine challenge in a traditonal Greek format.
Ion by Euripides ( Book )
322 editions published between 1730 and 2009 in 15 languages and held by 1,549 libraries worldwide
One of Euripides' late plays, Ion tells the story of Kreousa, queen of Athens, and her son by the god Apollo. Apollo raped Kreousa; she secretly abandoned their child, assuming thereafter that the god had allowed him to die. Ion, however, is saved to become a ward of Apollo's temple at Delphi. In the play, Kreousa and her husband Xouthos go to Delphi to seek a remedy for their childlessness; Apollo, speaking through his oracle, gives Ion to Xouthos as a son, enraging the apparently still childless Kreousa. Mother tries to kill son, son traps mother at an altar and is about to do her violence; just then, Apollo's priestess appears to reveal the birth tokens that permit Kreousa to recognize and embrace the child she thought she had lost forever. Ion must accept Apollo's duplicity along with his benevolence toward his son. Disturbing riptides of thought and feeling run just below the often shimmering surface of this masterpiece of Euripidean melodrama. Despite Ion's "happy ending," the concatenation of mistaken identities, failed intrigues, and misdirected violence enacts a gripping and serious drama. Euripides leaves the audience to come to terms with the shifting relations of god and mortals in his complex and equivocal interpretation of myth.
Iphigeneia at Aulis by Euripides ( Book )
505 editions published between 1507 and 2008 in 19 languages and held by 1,432 libraries worldwide
Helen by Euripides ( Book )
270 editions published between 1730 and 2011 in 17 languages and held by 1,318 libraries worldwide
"For his Helen the poet employs an alternative history in which a virtuous and faithful Helen never went to Troy but spent the war years in Egypt, falsely blamed for the actions of her divinely created double in Troy. Volume V also includes Phoenician Women, Euripides' treatment of the battle between the sons of Oedipus for control of Thebes (the story told by Aeschylus in Seven against Thebes); and Orestes, a novel retelling of Orestes' lot after he murdered his mother, Clytaemestra."--BOOK JACKET.
Electra by Euripides ( Book )
338 editions published between 1545 and 2011 in 19 languages and held by 1,313 libraries worldwide
Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. Under the general editorship of Herbert Golder and the late William Arrowsmith, each volume includes a critical introduction, commentary on the text, full stage directions, and a glossary of the mythical and geographical references in the plays.
Orestes by Euripides ( Book )
297 editions published between 1548 and 2012 in 15 languages and held by 1,109 libraries worldwide
Produced more frequently on the ancient stage than any other tragedy, Orestes retells with striking innovations the story of the young man who kills his mother to avenge her murder of his father. Though eventually exonerated, Orestes becomes a fugitive from the Furies (avenging spirits) of his mother's blood. On the brink of destruction, he is saved in the end by Apollo, who had commanded the matricide. Powerful and gripping, Orestes sweeps us along with a momentum that, starting slowly, builds inevitably to one of the most spectacular climaxes in all Greek tragedy.
Children of Heracles ; Hippolytus ; Andromache ; Hecuba by Euripides ( Book )
176 editions published between 1627 and 2008 in 10 languages and held by 1,064 libraries worldwide
One of Athens' greatest poets, Euripides has been prized in every age for the pathos, terror, surprising plot twists, and intellectual probing of his dramatic creations. Here are four of his plays in a new Loeb Classical Library edition. Hippolytus triumphed in the Athenian dramatic competition of 428 BC; in modern times it has been judged to be one of Euripides' masterpieces. It tells of the punishment that the goddess Aphrodite inflicts on a young man who refuses to worship her. Hecuba and Andromache recreate the tragic stories of two noble Trojan women after their city's fall. Children of Heracles, probably first produced in 430, soon after the Spartan invasion of Attica, celebrates an incident long a source of Athenian pride: the city's protection of the sons and daughters of the dead Heracles.
The Phoenician women by Euripides ( Book )
397 editions published between 1575 and 2009 in 15 languages and held by 1,021 libraries worldwide
Hecuba by Euripides ( Book )
541 editions published between 1505 and 2010 in 13 languages and held by 1,009 libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of the ancient play about two Greek men who are disgusted with life in Athens and are seeking a new homeland among the birds.
Heracles by Euripides ( Book )
257 editions published between 1730 and 2009 in 16 languages and held by 875 libraries worldwide
Suppliant women ; Electra ; Heracles by Euripides ( Book )
148 editions published between 1730 and 2008 in 11 languages and held by 842 libraries worldwide
Centering on the right of proper burial for those fallen in battle, Suppliant Women reflects on war and on the rule of law. In Electra Euripides gives us his version of the famous legend of the murder of Clytaemestra by her children in revenge for her killing their father, a portrayal interestingly different from that in Sophocles' Electra. Narrating sudden reversals in the hero's fortunes, Heracles testifies to the fragility of human happiness.
Cyclops by Euripides ( Book )
300 editions published between 1582 and 2009 in 15 languages and held by 840 libraries worldwide
Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. Under the general editorship of Peter Burian and Alan Shapiro, each volume includes a critical introduction, commentary on the text, full stage directions, and a glossary of the mythical and geographical references in the play. Brimming with lusty comedy and ho
Andromache by Euripides ( Book )
213 editions published between 1537 and 2008 in 15 languages and held by 749 libraries worldwide
The play takes place in the aftermath of the Trojan War. Andromache has become a concubine to Achilles' son, Neoptolemus, bearing him a child, Molossus. The captive Andromache is haunted by memories of her former life and by her love for Hector and their son Astyanax, both slain by the Greeks who are now her masters. As the play opens, Andromache and Molossus are threatened with death by Neoptolemus' young wife, Hermione, who has been unable to conceive a child and is fiercely jealous. The struggle between the two women is mirrored in the conflict between Peleus, who arrives to defend Andromache, and Menelaus, who arrives to help his daughter Hermione complete her bid for power. --Publisher.
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