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Works: 11,919 works in 28,614 publications in 28 languages and 212,426 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Tragedies (Drama)  Comedy plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Fiction  Commentaries  Textbooks  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Lyricist, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Contributor, Honoree, Attributed name, Dubious author, Creator, Composer, Adapter, Conceptor, Translator, Facsimilist, Collector
Classifications: PA3973, 882.01
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Most widely held works by Euripides
The Bacchae by Euripides( Book )

713 editions published between 1730 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 6,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Regarded by many as Euripides' masterpiece, Bakkhai examines both the horror and the beauty of the religious ecstasy that Dionysos brings to Thebes. His offer of closeness to nature and freedom from the constraints of civilization, especially for women, excites bitter resistance as well as fanatical acceptance." "Disguised as a young holy man and accompanied by his band of Asian worshipers, the god Dionysos arrives in Greece at Thebes, proclaims his godhood and his new religion, and drives the Theban women mad. When the Theban king, Pentheus, tries to imprison him, Dionysos afflicts Pentheus himself with madness and leads him, dressed as a bacchant, to the mountains, where his own mother, Agaue, and her companions tear him to pieces in an insane Bacchic frenzy."
Alcestis by Euripides( Book )

669 editions published between 1567 and 2014 in 20 languages and held by 4,292 WorldCat member 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"--Jacket
Ion by Euripides( Book )

335 editions published between 1730 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 3,308 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
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 )

14 editions published between 1938 and 1963 in English and held by 2,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume II continues the tragedies of Euripides and also contains the comedies of Aristophanes and Menander
Cyclops by Euripides( Book )

325 editions published between 1582 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 2,085 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
Medea by Euripides( Book )

154 editions published between 1734 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,887 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 children of Herakles by Euripides( Book )

169 editions published between 1730 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theme of the Heraclidae is how the children of Heracles, under the care of Iolaus and Alemena, were driven from city to city throughout Greece, fleeing the wrath of Eurystheus, king of Argos, who hated them for their father's sake
Andromache by Euripides( Book )

186 editions published between 1730 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 1,656 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
Iphigenia in Tauris by Euripides( Book )

171 editions published between 1730 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,496 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
Hippolytos by Euripides( Book )

65 editions published between 1756 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Hippolytos van Euripides (480-406 v.C.) Is net als de Medea een tragedie van liefde en wraak. Ook hier voelt de vrouw, in dit geval Faidra, zich verraden in haar liefde voor haar stiefzoon Hippolytos, die als trouw aanhanger van de kuise godin Artemis afkerig was van seksuele contacten en haar avances radicaal afwees. Om gezichtsverlies en vernedering te vermijden besluit Faidra tot zelfmoord maar sleurt tegelijk Hippolytos mee in de afgrond door een verzonnen aanklacht van verkrachting
The Bacchae of Euripides by Euripides( Book )

43 editions published between 1853 and 2013 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 1,132 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
Fifteen Greek plays by Lane Cooper( Book )

8 editions published between 1943 and 1958 in English and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suppliant women by Euripides( Book )

124 editions published between 1730 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iphigeneia in Tauris by Euripides( Book )

34 editions published between 1911 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iphigeneia, sister of the troubled Orestes, was the daughter of Agamemnon. No ideal father, Agamemnon had aimed to sacrifice Iphigeneia before the Trojan War in the hopes of guaranteeing victory, a sacrifice that was only undone by the intervention of Artemis. Now Iphigeneia lives in forced religious servitude, in a haze of dreams and blood sacrifice at a temple to Artemis on the Crimean coast. As a result of one of these dreams, she comes to believe that Orestes is dead; the play opens with her lamentations. Instead, Orestes is on his way to the very temple at which she serves, in the hopes of stealing an icon, a task demanded of him by the god Apollo. When Orestes is caught, Iphigeneia, not recognising her brother, must offer his life to Artemis as one of the regular Hellenic sacrifices. It is only after Orestes reveals his identity that Iphigeneia will plot against the gods to help her brother, and herself, escape from the temple with their lives
Hecuba by Euripides( Book )

176 editions published between 1511 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Tragödie handelt vom Leid der kriegsgefangenen Trojanerinnen und ihrer früheren Königin Hekabe. Es geht um ein Menschenopfer, den Mord an einem wehrlosen Kind und eine grausame Blutrache. Die Düsterkeit der hier dargestellten Welt, aus der sich die Götter anscheinend zurückgezogen haben, mag den moderen Zuschauer und Leser befremden. Man kann aber zu einem historisch angemesseneren Verständnis dieses "schwärzesten Stückes des Euripides" gelangen, wenn man versucht, es mit den Augen der Zeitgenossen zu sehen
Herakles by Euripides( Book )

91 editions published between 1879 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 696 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
Orestes by Euripides( Book )

13 editions published in 1995 in 3 languages and held by 522 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
Helen by Euripides( Book )

29 editions published between 1851 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A one-act play in 4 scenes based on a play by Euripides
The Trojan women by Euripides( Book )

10 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripides by Euripides( Book )

18 editions published between 1841 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 253 WorldCat member 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
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エウリピデス 古代ギリシアの詩人


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