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Euripides

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Most widely held works by Euripides
Fifteen Greek plays by Euripides( Book )

1,704 editions published between 1539 and 2020 in 32 languages and held by 14,589 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
Alcestis by Euripides( Book )

1,056 editions published between 1557 and 2019 in 23 languages and held by 9,168 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 Bacchae by Euripides( Book )

820 editions published between 1730 and 2019 in 16 languages and held by 9,052 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
The Trojan women by Euripides( Book )

481 editions published between 1575 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 7,026 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 )

775 editions published between 1597 and 2018 in 17 languages and held by 5,953 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
Ion by Euripides( Book )

348 editions published between 1730 and 2019 in 15 languages and held by 4,758 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
Hecuba by Euripides( Book )

545 editions published between 1507 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 4,370 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 )

379 editions published between 1536 and 2019 in 16 languages and held by 4,066 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.</sp
Helen by Euripides( Book )

190 editions published between 1752 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 3,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripides is rightly lauded as one of the great dramatists of all time. In his lifetime, he wrote over 90 plays and although only 18 have survived they reveal the scope and reach of his genius. Euripides is identified with many theatrical innovations that have influenced drama all the way down to modern times, especially in the representation of traditional, mythical heroes as ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. As would be expected from a life lived 2,500 years ago, details of it are few and far between. Accounts of his life, written down the ages, do exist but whether much is reliable or surmised is open to debate. Most accounts agree that he was born on Salamis Island around 480 BC, to mother Cleito and father Mnesarchus, a retailer who lived in a village near Athens. Upon the receipt of an oracle saying that his son was fated to win "crowns of victory", Mnesarchus insisted that the boy should train for a career in athletics. However, what is clear is that athletics was not to be the way to win crowns of victory. Euripides had been lucky enough to have been born in the era as the other two masters of Greek Tragedy; Sophocles and Æschylus. It was in their footsteps that he was destined to follow. His first play was performed some thirteen years after the first of Socrates plays and a mere three years after Æschylus had written his classic The Oristria. Theatre was becoming a very important part of the Greek culture. The Dionysia, held annually, was the most important festival of theatre and second only to the fore-runner of the Olympic games, the Panathenia, held every four years, in appeal. Euripides first competed in the City Dionysia, in 455 BC, one year after the death of Æschylus, and, incredibly, it was not until 441 BC that he won first prize. His final competition in Athens was in 408 BC. The Bacchae and Iphigenia in Aulis were performed after his death in 405 BC and first prize was awarded posthumously. Altogether his plays won first prize only five times. Euripides was also a great lyric poet. In Medea, for example, he composed for his city, Athens, "the noblest of her songs of praise". His lyric skills however are not just confined to individual poems: "A play of Euripides is a musical whole....one song echoes motifs from the preceding song, while introducing new ones." Much of his life and his whole career coincided with the struggle between Athens and Sparta for hegemony in Greece but he didn't live to see the final defeat of his city. Euripides fell out of favour with his fellow Athenian citizens and retired to the court of Archelaus, king of Macedon, who treated him with consideration and affection. At his death, in around 406BC, he was mourned by the king, who, refusing the request of the Athenians that his remains be carried back to the Greek city, buried him with much splendor within his own dominions. His tomb was placed at the confluence of two streams, near Arethusa in Macedonia, and a cenotaph was built to his memory on the road from Athens towards the Piraeus
Cyclops by Euripides( Book )

390 editions published between 1582 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 3,246 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
Electra by Euripides( Book )

407 editions published between 1545 and 2019 in 18 languages and held by 3,173 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
Iphigenia in Tauris by Euripides( Book )

321 editions published between 1730 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 2,476 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
Heracles by Euripides( Book )

225 editions published between 1730 and 2018 in 15 languages and held by 2,272 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
Iphigeneia at Aulis by Euripides( Book )

358 editions published between 1729 and 2018 in 16 languages and held by 2,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripides is rightly lauded as one of the great dramatists of all time. In his lifetime, he wrote over 90 plays and although only 18 have survived they reveal the scope and reach of his genius. Euripides is identified with many theatrical innovations that have influenced drama all the way down to modern times, especially in the representation of traditional, mythical heroes as ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. As would be expected from a life lived 2,500 years ago, details of it are few and far between. Accounts of his life, written down the ages, do exist but whether much is reliable or surmised is open to debate. Most accounts agree that he was born on Salamis Island around 480 BC, to mother Cleito and father Mnesarchus, a retailer who lived in a village near Athens. Upon the receipt of an oracle saying that his son was fated to win "crowns of victory", Mnesarchus insisted that the boy should train for a career in athletics. However, what is clear is that athletics was not to be the way to win crowns of victory. Euripides had been lucky enough to have been born in the era as the other two masters of Greek Tragedy; Sophocles and Æschylus. It was in their footsteps that he was destined to follow. His first play was performed some thirteen years after the first of Socrates plays and a mere three years after Æschylus had written his classic The Oristria. Theatre was becoming a very important part of the Greek culture. The Dionysia, held annually, was the most important festival of theatre and second only to the fore-runner of the Olympic games, the Panathenia, held every four years, in appeal. Euripides first competed in the City Dionysia, in 455 BC, one year after the death of Æschylus, and, incredibly, it was not until 441 BC that he won first prize. His final competition in Athens was in 408 BC. The Bacchae and Iphigenia in Aulis were performed after his death in 405 BC and first prize was awarded posthumously. Altogether his plays won first prize only five times. Euripides was also a great lyric poet. In Medea, for example, he composed for his city, Athens, "the noblest of her songs of praise". His lyric skills however are not just confined to individual poems: "A play of Euripides is a musical whole....one song echoes motifs from the preceding song, while introducing new ones." Much of his life and his whole career coincided with the struggle between Athens and Sparta for hegemony in Greece but he didn't live to see the final defeat of his city. Euripides fell out of favour with his fellow Athenian citizens and retired to the court of Archelaus, king of Macedon, who treated him with consideration and affection. At his death, in around 406BC, he was mourned by the king, who, refusing the request of the Athenians that his remains be carried back to the Greek city, buried him with much splendor within his own dominions. His tomb was placed at the confluence of two streams, near Arethusa in Macedonia, and a cenotaph was built to his memory on the road from Athens towards the Piraeus
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 2,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andromache by Euripides( Book )

288 editions published between 1730 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 2,125 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 )

168 editions published between 1852 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new translation of The Bacchae- that strange blend of Aeschylean grandeur and Euripidean finesse-is an attempt to reproduce for the American stage the play as it most probably was when new and unmutilated in 406 B.C. The achievement of this aim involves a restoration of the ""great lacuna"" at the climax and the discovery of several primary stage effects very likely intended by Euripides. These effects and controversial questions of the composition and stylistics are discussed in the notes and the accompanying essay
Rhesos by Euripides( )

30 editions published between 1912 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 2,038 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( )

17 editions published between 1914 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Iphigeneia in Tauris by Euripides( Book )

23 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,321 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
 
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Eiripīds

Eulípides

Eurípede

Eurípedes.

Euripedes ca. 480-406 aC

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

Euripid

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.

Euripidas

Eurípide

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

Euripide, 480-407 a.C.

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 pseudo-

Euripide tragediografo ateniese

Eu̓ripídēs

Eu̓ripídēs 0480-0406 av. J.-C.

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

Euripides ancient Athenian playwright

Eurípidés asi 480 př. Kr.-406 př. Kr

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

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

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 tragico de Grecia

Eurípides poeta trágico grego

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.

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.

Euripides ок.480-406 до н.э

Euripidesu

Euripidesu ca. 480-406 aC

Euripidész

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

Euripidi

Eu̓ripídīs

Eu̓ripídīs 0480-0406 av. J.-C.

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

Eŭripido

Euripido ca. 480-406 aC

Eŭripido helena atena dramisto

Euripydes

Eurypides.

Eurypides 0480-0406 av. J.-C.

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.

Evripedes

Ėvripid

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

Evripídes

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

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

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Pseudo-Euripides

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

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Yūrībīdīs

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

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Ευριπίδης 0480-0406 av. J.-C.

Ευριπίδης 480-406

Ευριπίδης B.C. 484-B.C. 406

Ευριπίδης αρχαίος Έλληνας θεατρικός συγγραφέας

Еврипид

Еврипид древнегреческий драматург

Еврипид ок.480-406 до н.э.

Еврипід

Евріпід давньогрецькій драматург

Еурипид

Эврипид

Эврипид ок.480-406 до н.э

Эврипидъ

Эўрыпід

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אויריפידס, 480-406 לפנה"ס

אוריפידס

اوریپید.

يوربيد

يوربيديس

يوري پيڊيز

يوريبيد

يوريبيديس

یوریپیدیس

युरिपिडस

युरिपिडस प्राचीन अथेन्स मधील नाटककार

युरिपिडीस प्राचीन यूनानी नाटककार

युरिपिडीस प्राचीनयवननाटककारः

ইউরিপিদেস প্রাচীন গ্রীক নাট্যকার

ਯੁਰੀਪਿਡੀਜ਼

யுரிப்பிடீஸ் கிரேக்க சேக நாடகாசிரியர்

യൂറിപ്പിഡിസ്

ยูริพิดีส นาฏศิลปินแห่งเอเธนส์โบราณ

ယူရစ်ပီးဒီး

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에우리피데스

에우리피데스 B.C. 484-B.C. 406

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

欧里庇得斯

欧里庇得斯 古希腊剧作家

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