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Euripides

Overview
Works: 10,049 works in 27,335 publications in 40 languages and 274,201 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Tragedies (Drama)  Comedy plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Mythological plays  Biography  Satyr plays  Verse drama  Textbooks  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Lyricist, Honoree, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Adapter, Creator, Translator, Dedicatee, Composer, Collector
Classifications: PA3973, 882.01
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Most widely held works by Euripides
Fifteen Greek plays by Euripides( Book )

1,240 editions published between 1539 and 2020 in 31 languages and held by 12,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most powerful and enduring of Greek tragedies, Euripides' masterwork centers on the myth of Jason, leader of the Argonauts, who has won the dragon-guarded treasure of the Golden Fleece with the help of the sorceress Medea? whom he marries and eventually abandons. Authoritative Rex Warner translation
The Bacchae by Euripides( Book )

806 editions published between 1730 and 2018 in 16 languages and held by 11,128 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
Alcestis by Euripides( Book )

788 editions published between 1557 and 2018 in 21 languages and held by 8,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Euripides' Alcestis - 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"--Jacket
The Trojan women by Euripides( Book )

388 editions published between 1575 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 6,611 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
Hippolytos by Euripides( Book )

758 editions published between 1597 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 6,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A limited edition broadside featuring 4th Choral Ode from Euripides' Hippolytos (1268-1281), translated by Anne Carson. Hippolytos was published as part of Grief Lessons: Four Plays by Euripides (NYRB Classics, 2006)"--Vamp & Tramp Booksellers' website, viewed on July 23, 2014
Iphigeneia in Tauris by Euripides( Book )

396 editions published between 1730 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 5,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the translation of the Euripides play about the princess Iphigeneia who narrowly avoided death by sacrifice at the hands of her father, Agamemnon. She was saved by the goddess Artemis, to whom the sacrifice was to be made, and swept off to Tauris. As a priestess at the goddess' temple, she has the gruesome task of ritually sacrificing foreigners who land on King Thoas's shores. It has much in common with another of the Greek playwright's work, Helen, as well as the lost play Andromeda, and is often described as a romance, a melodrama, a tragi-comedy or an escape play
Hecuba by Euripides( Book )

470 editions published between 1507 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 4,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A translation of Euripides' play, "Hecuba," in which Hecuba grieves over the loss of a daughter and takes revenge for her fallen son
Ion by Euripides( Book )

270 editions published between 1730 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 4,171 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
Orestes by Euripides( Book )

296 editions published between 1548 and 2019 in 15 languages and held by 3,770 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
Electra by Euripides( Book )

397 editions published between 1545 and 2017 in 18 languages and held by 3,544 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
Iphigeneia at Aulis by Euripides( Book )

326 editions published between 1730 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 3,445 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 )

164 editions published between 1752 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 3,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Helen of this play never goes to Troy, but is carried to Egypt, where she remains during and after the Trojan War, waiting faithfully for her husband Menelaus to rescue her. Meanwhile, Helen of Troy - a mere phantom fashioned by the gods - has blighted the real Helen's life with undeserved hatred, since she cannot escape blame for destruction and death in which she had no part, or rather a part in name only. In Euripides' hands this premise suggests a world in which nothing is precisely what it seems. Helen plays with the confusion of appearance and reality in ways that are by turns amusing and disturbing, playful and full of serious quandaries. Whether understood as tragedy or (as some critics prefer) something more like philosophical divertissement or romantic comedy, Helen has increasingly been recognized as an intellectually challenging and emotionally satisfying dramatic masterpiece."--BOOK JACKET
Cyclops by Euripides( Book )

307 editions published between 1582 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 3,223 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 )

7 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 2,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andromache by Euripides( Book )

213 editions published between 1730 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 1,942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Andromache, written in the early years of the Peloponnesian War, shows the effects of war on the conquerors and the conquered. The other main theme is the role and nature of women, explored through the conflict between the contrasting figures of Andromache and Hermione. The play has a bold and original structure, which finds room for paranoia, nymphomania, racialism, blackmail, treachery, mental breakdown, elopement and revenge. The climax is a messenger speech describing the lynching of Neoptolemus in the temple of Apollo at Delphi."--BOOK JACKET
Rhesos by Euripides( )

27 editions published between 1912 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 1,930 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
Hippolytus/the bacchae by Euripides( )

15 editions published between 1914 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Herakles by Euripides( )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,290 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
The Phoenician women by Euripides( Book )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Trojan women of Euripides by Euripides( Book )

58 editions published between 1881 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Eurípedes

Euripid

Euripide

Eurípides

Euripides Tragicus

Euripidesu

Eŭripido

Eurypides

Ėvripid

Yūrībīdīs

Εὐριπίδης

אוריפידס

يوربيد

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欧里庇得斯

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