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Euripides

Overview
Works: 11,669 works in 36,038 publications in 41 languages and 291,077 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragedies (Drama)  Comedy plays  Biography  Satyr plays  Mythological plays  History  Verse drama  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Lyricist, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Contributor, Honoree, Attributed name, Creator, Composer, Dubious author, Adapter, Dedicatee, Conceptor, Facsimilist, Translator, Collector
Classifications: PA3973, 882.01
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Medea by Euripides( Book )

1,699 editions published between 1539 and 2017 in 31 languages and held by 9,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medea is the archetypal wronged women driven to despair. When uncontrollable anger is unleashed, the obsessed mind's capacity for revenge knows no bounds
The Bacchae by Euripides( Book )

1,021 editions published between 1730 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 8,803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Williams handles the spoken poetry in a flexible verse that encompasses a wide range of tone. His treatment of the lyrics uses a rhythmically bold form whose accents would particularly lend themsleves to effective choral acting
Hippolytos by Euripides( Book )

808 editions published between 1730 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 5,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripides' play tells the story of Phaidra's love for her step-son Hippolytos, Theseus's illegitimate son, a man so devoted to his chastity and the cult of Artemis that he spurns the goddess of love Aphrodite. To return the insult, she condemns him via his stepmother's passion, causing the subsequent fall of the royal house. A play that at once cautions people not to disregard the strength of the divine, but also illustrates the futility of trying to second-guess its intention, 'Hippolytos' is an astonishing and disturbing tragedy
Iphigeneia in Tauris by Euripides( Book )

627 editions published between 1730 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 4,723 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
Alcestis by Euripides( Book )

878 editions published between 1567 and 2017 in 23 languages and held by 4,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At once a vigorous translation of one of Euripides' most subtle and witty plays, and a wholly fresh interpretation, this version reveals for the first time the extraordinary formal beauty and thematic concentration of the Alcestis. William Arrowsmith, eminent classical scholar, translator, and General Editor of this highly praised series, rejects the standard view of the Alcestis as a psychological study of the egotist Admetos and his naive but devoted wife. His translation, instead, presents the play as a drama of human existence--in keeping with the tradition of Greek tragedy--with recognizably human characters who also represent masked embodiments of human conditions. The Alcestis thus becomes a metaphysical tragicomedy in which Admetos, who has heretofore led a life without limitations, learns to "think mortal thoughts." He acquires the knowledge of limits--the acceptance of death as well as the duty to live--which, according to Euripides, makes people meaningfully human and capable of both courage and compassion. This new interpretation compellingly argues that, for Euripides, suffering humanizes, that exemption makes a man selfish and childish, and that only the courage to accept both life and death leads to the realization of one's humanity, and, in the case of Alcestis, to heroism
The Trojan women by Euripides( Book )

464 editions published between 1575 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 4,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As bleak and agonizing a portrait of war as ever to appear on the stage, The Trojan Women is a masterpiece of pathos as well as a timeless and chilling indictment of war's brutality
Hecuba by Euripides( Book )

712 editions published between 1543 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 3,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover title is'The Trojan women and other plays'
Ion by Euripides( Book )

389 editions published between 1730 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 3,371 WorldCat member 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 )

593 editions published between 1729 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 3,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new translation of Euripides' celebrated Greek tragedy, W.S. Merwin and George E. Dimock, Jr. offer a compelling look at the devastating consequence of 'man's inhumanity to man.' A stern critique of Greek culture, Iphigeneia at Aulis condemns the Trojan War by depicting the power of political ambition and the ensuing repercussions of thoughtlessly falling to the will of constituency. The translation impressively re-creates the broad array of moral and emotional tones conveyed by Euripides, with a comprehensive introduction, notes on the text, and a glossary of mythica
Helen by Euripides( Book )

216 editions published between 1752 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 2,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twee drama's van de Griekse toneelschrijver (c. 480-406 voor Chr.)
Electra by Euripides( Book )

394 editions published between 1545 and 2015 in 19 languages and held by 2,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This vital translation of Euripides' Electra recreates the prize-winning excitement of the original play. Electra, obsessed by dreams of avenging her father's murder, impatiently awaits the return of her exiled brother Orestes. After his arrival Electra uses Orestes as her instrument of vengeance, killing their mother's husband, then their mother herself - and only afterward do they see the evil inherent in these seemingly just acts. But in his usual fashion, Euripides has imbued myth with the reality of human experience, counterposing suspense and horror with comic realism and down-to-earth comments on life
Cyclops by Euripides( Book )

416 editions published between 1582 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 2,297 WorldCat member 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 horror, this new version of Euripides' only extent satyr play has been refreshed with all the salty humor, vigorous music, and dramatic shapeliness available in modern American English." "Driven by storms onto the shores of the Cyclops' Island, Odysseus and his men find that the Cyclops has already enslaved a horde of satyrs. When some of Odysseus' crew are seized and eaten by the Cyclops, Odysseus resorts to spectacular stratagems to free his crew and escape the island. In this powerful work, poet Heather McHugh and classicist David Konstan combine their talents to create an unusually strong tragicomedy marked by lively lyricism and moral subtlety"--Jacket
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 2,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heracles by Euripides( Book )

293 editions published between 1730 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 2,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Herakles, Euripides reveals with great subtlety and complexity the often brutal underpinnings of our social arrangements. The play enacts a thoroughly contemporary dilemma about the relationship between personal and state violence and civic order." "Of all of Euripides' plays, this is his most skeptically subversive examination of myth, morality, and power. While Herakles is away from home performing his labors, a tyrant rises to power and threatens to execute Herakles' wife, children, and father-in-law. Herakles returns just in time to assassinate the tyrant and rescue his family. But at the moment of celebration, Madness appears and drives Herakles to murder his wife and children, eventually leading to his exile, by his own accord, to Athens."--Jacket
Andromache by Euripides( Book )

297 editions published between 1730 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 2,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Andromache, Euripides challenges our concept of tragic character as he transforms our expectations of tragic structure. Through its subtly varied metrics, the play develops an increasingly complex plot and concludes with a simultaneous realization of realism and supernaturalism. 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."--Back cover
Rhesos by Euripides( Book )

144 editions published between 1730 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the dark of night, intrigues and treachery flourish beneath the walls of the besieged Troy. A chorus of sentries stands guard while spies and heroes scheme to turn the tides of war in their favour. In 'Rhesos', Euripides portrays the reality of war, in which there is no place for honour
The Alcestis of Euripides by Euripides( Book )

120 editions published between 1825 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Trojan women of Euripides by Euripides( Book )

80 editions published between 1881 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orestes by Euripides( Book )

12 editions published in 1995 in 3 languages and held by 521 WorldCat member 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
Medea, and other plays by Euripides( Book )

28 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The four tragedies collected in this volume all focus on a central character, once powerful, brought down by betrayal, jealousy, guilt and hatred. The first playwright to depict suffering without reference to the gods, Euripides made his characters speak in human terms and face the consequences of their actions. In Medea, a woman rejected by her lover takes hideous revenge by murdering the children they both love, and Hecabe depicts the former queen of Troy, driven mad by the prospect of her daughter's sacrifice to Achilles. Electra portrays a young woman planning to avenge the brutal death of her father at the hands of her mother, while in Heracles the hero seeks vengeance against the evil king who has caused bloodshed in his family
 
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Euripidas

Eurípide

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Euripide auteur grec classique

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Eu̓ripídēs

Eu̓ripídēs 0480-0406 av. J.-C.

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Eu̓ripídīs 0480-0406 av. J.-C.

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Ευριπίδης 0480-0406 av. J.-C.

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エウリーピデース

エウリピデス 古代ギリシアの悲劇詩人

エウリピデス 古代ギリシアの詩人

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欧里庇得斯 古希腊剧作家

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