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Most widely held works by Euripides
Medea by Euripides( Book )

1,825 editions published between 1301 and 2022 in 33 languages and held by 15,170 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 )

846 editions published between 1730 and 2022 in 14 languages and held by 8,788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Classical Greek drama is brought vividly to life in this series of new translations. The new versions remain faithful to the original Greek, yet the language has all the immediacy of contemporary English. The result is a series of genuinely actable plays, which bring students as close as possible to the playwrights' original words and intentions." "Students are encouraged to engage with the text through detailed commentaries, which include suggestions for discussion and analysis. In addition, numerous practical questions stimulate ideas on staging and encourage students to explore the play's dramatic qualities." "Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama is suitable for students of both Classical Civilization and Drama. Useful features include: full synopsis of the play; commentary alongside translation for easy reference; time line to set the play in its historical context; guide to pronunciation of names; and index of topics and themes."--BOOK JACKET
Alcestis by Euripides( Book )

951 editions published between 1301 and 2021 in 24 languages and held by 8,662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tragedy by the ancient Greek playwright Euripides, first produced at the Athens City Dionysia dramatic festival in 438 BCE (at which it won second prize). It is the oldest surviving work by Euripides, although at the time of its first performance he had already been producing plays for some 17 years. It presents the story of Alcestis, the wife of Admetus, who according to Greek mythology sacrificed her own life in order to bring her husband back from the dead
The Trojan women by Euripides( Book )

513 editions published between 1301 and 2021 in 14 languages and held by 7,450 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
Iphigeneia in Tauris by Euripides( Book )

549 editions published between 1730 and 2019 in 14 languages and held by 6,966 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
Hippolytos by Euripides( Book )

742 editions published between 1730 and 2019 in 18 languages and held by 6,910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hippolytus is an ancient Greek tragedy by Euripides, based on the myth of Hippolytus, son of Theseus
Ion by Euripides( Book )

397 editions published between 1730 and 2019 in 16 languages and held by 5,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tragedy by the ancient Greek playwright Euripides, thought to have been written between about 414 and 412 BCE. It describes the tale of the orphan, Ion, eponymous forefather of the Ionian race, as he discovers his true origins and parentage after being abandoned as a child
Hecuba by Euripides( Book )

673 editions published between 1301 and 2019 in 16 languages and held by 5,107 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
Orestes by Euripides( Book )

440 editions published between 1301 and 2019 in 16 languages and held by 4,259 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
Iphigeneia at Aulis by Euripides( Book )

521 editions published between 1729 and 2020 in 16 languages and held by 4,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play revolves around Agamemnon, the leader of the Greek coalition before and during the Trojan War, and his decision to sacrifice his daughter, Iphigenia, to appease the goddess Artemis and allow his troops to set sail to preserve their honour in battle against Troy. The conflict between Agamemnon and Achilles over the fate of the young woman presages a similar conflict between the two at the beginning of the Iliad. In his depiction of the experiences of the main characters, Euripides frequently uses tragic irony for dramatic effect
Helen by Euripides( Book )

244 editions published between 1752 and 2021 in 11 languages and held by 3,829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helen receives word from the exiled Greek Teucer that Menelaus never returned to Greece from Troy, and is presumed dead, putting her in the perilous position of being available for Theoclymenus to marry, and she consults the prophetess Theonoe, sister to Theoclymenus, to find out Menelaus' fate. Her fears are allayed when a stranger arrives in Egypt and turns out to be Menelaus himself, and the long-separated couple recognize each other. At first, Menelaus does not believe that she is the real Helen, since he has hidden the Helen he won in Troy in a cave. However, the woman he was shipwrecked with was in reality, only a mere phantom of the real Helen. Before the Trojan war even began, a judgement took place, one that Paris was involved in. He gave the Goddess Aphrodite the award of the fairest since she bribed him with Helen as a bride. To take their revenge on Paris, the remaining goddesses, Athena and Hera, replaced the real Helen with a phantom. However, Menelaus did not know better. But luckily one of his sailors steps in to inform him that the false Helen has disappeared into thin air. The couple still must figure out how to escape from Egypt, but the rumor that Menelaus has died is still in circulation. Thus, Helen tells Theoclymenus that the stranger who came ashore was a messenger there to tell her that her husband was truly dead. She informs the king that she may marry him as soon as she has performed a ritual burial at sea, thus freeing her symbolically from her first wedding vows. The king agrees to this, and Helen and Menelaus use this opportunity to escape on the boat given to them for the ceremony. Theoclymenus is furious when he learns of the trick and nearly murders his sister Theonoe for not telling him that Menelaus is still alive. However, he is prevented by the miraculous intervention of the demi-gods Castor and Polydeuces, brothers of Helen and the sons of Zeus and Leda
Cyclops by Euripides( Book )

425 editions published between 1582 and 2020 in 14 languages and held by 3,596 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."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Electra by Euripides( Book )

426 editions published between 1545 and 2021 in 18 languages and held by 3,323 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
Andromache by Euripides( Book )

357 editions published between 1301 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 2,495 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."--Jacket
The Bacchae of Euripides by Euripides( Book )

211 editions published between 1852 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the Greek myth of the god Dionysus's punishment of King Pentheus and his mother Agave, Williams' The Bacchae of Euripides is a unique interpretation of one of the most celebrated plays in the history of dramatic theater
Rhesos by Euripides( )

36 editions published between 1912 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 2,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Athenian tragedy that belongs to the transmitted plays of Euripides. Its authorship has been disputed since antiquity, and the issue has invested modern scholarship since the 17th century when the play's authenticity was challenged, first by Joseph Scaliger and subsequently by others, partly on aesthetic grounds and partly on peculiarities in the play's vocabulary, style and technique. The conventional attribution to Euripides remains controversial. Rhesus takes place during the Trojan War, on the night when Odysseus and Diomedes sneak into the Trojan camp. The same event is narrated in book 10 of Homer's epic poem, the Iliad
Phoenissae by Euripides( Book )

297 editions published between 1301 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 1,985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TLG-Nr.: 0006.048. - Vollständiger Text mit Abweichungen.. - Einzelne ausgeblichene Buchstaben sind von späterer Hand in schwarzer Tinte nachgezogen worden; Sprecherwechsel am Rand in Namensabkürzungen mit roter Tinte gekennzeichnet
Euripides by Eurípides( Book )

69 editions published between 1836 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripides (c. 485-406 BCE) has been prized in every age for his emotional and intellectual drama. Eighteen of his ninety or so plays survive complete, including Medea, Hippolytus, and Bacchae, one of the great masterpieces of the tragic genre. Fragments of his lost plays also survive
Herakles by Euripides( )

25 editions published between 1879 and 2021 in 7 languages and held by 1,503 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
Heraclidae by Euripides( )

89 editions published between 1730 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,147 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
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Euripedes, aproximadament 480 aC-406 aC

Euripedes ca. 480-406 aC

Euripedes ca. 485/480 v. Chr.-406 v.Chr.


Euripid 0480-0406 av. J.-C.

Euripid ca. 485/480 v. Chr.-406 v.Chr.

Euripid Salaminjanin ca. 485/480 v. Chr.-406 v.Chr.

Euripid, sin Mnesarhov

Euripid Sin Mnesarhov ca. 485/480 v. Chr.-406 v.Chr.

Euripid Starogrčki dramski pisac


Euripidas ca. 485/480 v. Chr.-406 v.Chr.


Euripide (0480-0406 av.J. -C.).

Euripide, aproximadament 480 aC-406 aC

Euripide asi 480 př. Kr.-406 př. Kr

Euripide auteur grec classique

Euripide ca. 480-406 aC

Euripide ca 480-406 f.Kr

Euripide ca. 480-406 v.Chr

Euripidē ca. 485/480 v. Chr.-406 v.Chr.

Euripide de Salamine ca. 485/480 v. Chr.-406 v.Chr.

Euripide dramaturg grec

Euripide pseudo-

Euripide tragediografo ateniese


Eu̓ripídēs 0480-0406 av. J.-C.

Euripides Alcestis ca. 485/480 v. Chr.-406 v.Chr.

Euripides ancient Athenian playwright

Euripides antiikin kreikkalainen näytelmäkirjailija

Eurípides, aproximadament 480-406 a.C.

Eurípides, aproximadament 480-406 aC

Eurípides, aproximadament 480 aC-406 a.C.

Eurípidés asi 480 př. Kr.-406 př. Kr

Euripides Atheniensis ca. 485/480 v. Chr.-406 v.Chr.

Eurípides, c.485-406 a.C.

Eurípides, ca. 480-406 aC

Eurípides, ca.480 aC-406 aC

Eurípides ca. 485/480 v. Chr.-406 v.Chr.

Euripides Classical Athenian playwright

Eurípides dramaturgo da antiga Grecia

Euripides græsk tragediedigter

Euripides gresk tragediedikter

Euripides klassischer griechischer Dichter

Euripides (ok. 485-406 p.n.e.)

Eurípides poeta de l'Antiga Grècia

Eurípides poeta trágico de Grecia

Eurípides poeta trágico grego

Euripides poëta tragicus Graecus

Euripides pseudo-

Euripides" Pseudo- ca. 485/480 v. Chr.-406 v.Chr.

Euripides Sohn des Mnesarchides ca. 485/480 v. Chr.-406 v.Chr.

Euripides Sohn des Mnesarchos ca. 485/480 v. Chr.-406 v.Chr.

Eurípidés starověký řecký dramatik

Euripides toneelschrijver uit Oude Athene (480v Chr-406v Chr)

Euripides Tragicus

Euripides Tragicus ca. 485/480 v. Chr.-406 v.Chr.

Euripides Tragiker ca. 485/480 v. Chr.-406 v.Chr.

Euripides von Athen ca. 485/480 v. Chr.-406 v.Chr.

Euripides von Salamis ca. 485/480 v. Chr.-406 v.Chr.


Euripidesu, aproximadament 480 aC-406 aC

Euripidesu ca. 480-406 aC


Euripidész ca. 485/480 v. Chr.-406 v.Chr.



Eu̓ripídīs 0480-0406 av. J.-C.

Euripidīs, asi 480 př. Kr.-406 př. Kr.

Euripidis" ca. 485/480 v. Chr.-406 v.Chr.


Euripido, aproximadament 480 aC-406 aC

Euripido ca. 480-406 aC

Eŭripido helena atena dramisto



Eurypides 0480-0406 av. J.-C.

Eurypides, aproximadament 480 aC-406 aC

Eurypides ca. 480-406 aC

Eurypides ca. 485/480 v. Chr.-406 v.Chr.

Eurypides dramaturg antyczny

Evripede" ca. 485/480 v. Chr.-406 v.Chr.



Evripid" ca. 485/480 v. Chr.-406 v.Chr.


Evripides Antik Yunan oyun yazarı

Evripides ca. 485/480 v. Chr.-406 v.Chr.

Eyripidēs ca. 485/480 v. Chr.-406 v.Chr.



Pseudo-Euripides ca. 485/480 v. Chr.-406 v.Chr.




Yūrı̄bidı̄s" ca. 485/480 v. Chr.-406 v.Chr.


Ευριπίδης 0480-0406 av. J.-C.

Ευριπίδης 480-406

Ευριπίδης B.C. 484-B.C. 406

Ευριπίδης αρχαίος Έλληνας θεατρικός συγγραφέας


Еврипид древнегреческий драматург

Еврипид древногръцки поет и драматург

Еврипид ок.480-406 до н.э.


Евріпід давньогрецькій драматург






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에우리피데스 B.C. 484-B.C. 406


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