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Works: 10,846 works in 31,721 publications in 29 languages and 249,599 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Commentaries  Textbooks  Study guides  Poetry  Records and correspondence  Genealogy 
Roles: Lyricist, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Attributed name, Creator, Contributor, Dedicatee, Composer, Adapter, Translator
Classifications: PA3975, 882.01
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Most widely held works by Euripides
Medea by Euripides ( Book )
805 editions published between 1544 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 7,157 WorldCat member 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."--BOOK JACKET
The Bacchae by Euripides ( Book )
294 editions published between 1730 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 4,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Bacchae was not only the last and greatest of Euripides' tragedies, it was very close to the last of the great Greek tragedies. The story of the play is in part about this cultural dissolution in Athens. It's also about the theatre itself, and how a sane society needs strong, intelligent theatre to survive."--BOOK JACKET
Alcestis by Euripides ( Book )
331 editions published between 1557 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 3,744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Alcestis is one of Euripides' richest and most brilliant - as well as most controversial - plays. The woman who died to save her husband has proved to have a hold on the imagination almost as strong as the man who killed his father and married his mother. But, apart from D. J. Conacher's student text, no annotated edition in English has appeared for more than fifty years. The present work is designed to aid close reading and to serve as an introduction to the serious study of the play in its various aspects. The introduction covers the background to the story in myth and folktale, its treatment by other writers from antiquity to the present, the critical reception of Euripides' play, and its textual transmission and metres. The notes are designed in particular to help readers who have been learning Greek for a relatively short time. More advanced matter, such as discussion of textual problems, is placed in square brackets at the end of the note."--BOOK JACKET
Ion by Euripides ( Book )
231 editions published between 1730 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 3,664 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
Iphigenia in Tauris by Euripides ( Book )
265 editions published between 1730 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
""The Iphigenia in Tauris is not in the modern sense a tragedy; it is a romantic play, beginning in a tragic atmosphere and moving through perils and escapes to a happy end. To the archaeologist the cause of this lies in the ritual on which the play is based. All Greek tragedies that we know have as their nucleus something which the Greeks called an Aition-a cause or origin. They all explain some ritual or observance or commemorate some great event."" So begins the preface to ""Iphigenia in Tauris"" by Euripides as translated and prefaced by Gilbert Murray.</spa
Cyclops by Euripides ( Book )
130 editions published between 1582 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,293 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 ho
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 )
9 editions published between 1938 and 1991 in English and held by 2,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Electra by Euripides ( Book )
179 editions published between 1545 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 2,264 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
The Medea of Euripides by Euripides ( Book )
217 editions published between 1827 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hecuba by Euripides ( Book )
253 editions published between 1543 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 2,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hecuba is a tragedy by Euripides written c. 424 BC. It takes place after the Trojan War, but before the Greeks have departed Troy (roughly the same time as The Trojan Women, another play by Euripides). The central figure is Hecuba, wife of King Priam, formerly Queen of the now-fallen city. It depicts Hecuba's grief over the death of her daughter Polyxena, and the revenge she takes for the murder of her youngest son Polydorus
Hippolytos by Euripides ( Book )
158 editions published between 1768 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 1,995 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 at Aulis by Euripides ( Book )
98 editions published between 1889 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hippolytus by Euripides ( Book )
148 editions published between 1730 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
No play of Euripides is more admired than Hippolytus. The tale of a married woman stirred to passion for a younger man was traditional, but Euripides modified this story and blended it with one of divine vengeance to create a masterpiece of tension, pathos, and dramatic power. In this play, Phaedra fights nobly but unsuccessfully against her desire for her stepson Hippolytus, while the young man risks his life to keep her passion secret. Both of them, constrained by the overwhelming force of divine power and human ignorance, choose to die in order to maintain their virtue and
Bakkhai by Euripides ( Book )
18 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Regarded by many as Euripides' masterpiece, Bakkhai is a powerful examination of religious ecstasy and the resistance to it. A call for moderation, it rejects the temptation of pure reason as well as pure sensuality, and is a staple of Greek tragedy, representing in structure and thematics an exemplary model of the classic tragic elements. Disguised as a young holy man, the god Bacchus arrives in Greece from Asia proclaiming his godhood and preaching his orgiastic religion. He expects to be embraced in Thebes, but the Theban king, Pentheus, forbids his people to worship him and tries to have h
Euripides by Euripides ( Book )
210 editions published between 1597 and 2004 in 10 languages and held by 1,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the plots, characters, and themes of the dramatist's most important works
Euripidis fabulae by Euripides ( Book )
201 editions published between 1825 and 1994 in 8 languages and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rhesos by Euripides ( )
34 editions published between 1868 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a futile quest for knowledge, this ancient anti-war drama is one of the neglected plays within the corpus of Greek tragedy. Euripides' shortest tragic work, Rhesos is unique in lacking a prologue, provoking some scholars to the conclusion that the beginning of the play has been lost. In this exciting translation, Rhesos is no longer treated as a derivative Euripidean work, but rather as the tightly-knit tragedy of knowledge it really is. A drama in which profound problems of fate and free will come alive, Rhesos is also an exploration of the perversion of values that come as the r
Andromache by Euripides ( Book )
107 editions published between 1730 and 2008 in 9 languages and held by 1,386 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
Herakles by Euripides ( )
81 editions published between 1879 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,361 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."--BOOK JACKET
The complete Greek tragedies by David Grene ( Book )
17 editions published between 1953 and 1974 in English and held by 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
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Euripid sin Mnesarhov
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Eu̓ripídēs 0480-0406 av. J.-C.
Euripides Alcestis v480-v406
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Euripides Tragicus
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