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The Bacchae and other plays

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Euripides (c.484-406 BC) was the most controversial of the three great Greek tragedians and the most modern. His major themes - religious scepticism, the injustices suffered by women and the destructive folly of war - are issues still vitally important today. "Ion", a play more concerned with character than ideas, deals with the problem of reconciling religious faith with the facts of human life. "The Women of Troy" poignantly reveals the horror of war, a theme also woven into the comedy "Helen", in which Euripides good-humouredly parodies himself. "The Bacchae", his masterpiece, explores the psychology of mass violence. Above all, as these four plays demonstrate, Euripides sought to understand the nature of the human soul and human society.

Item details

Author(s):
Euripides
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1973
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0140440445
ISBN-13:
9780140440447
Number of pages:
249
Publisher:
Penguin

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Euripides (c.484-406 BC) was the most controversial of the three great Greek tragedians and the most modern. His major themes - religious scepticism, the injustices suffered by women and the destructive folly of war - are issues still vitally important today. "Ion", a play more concerned with character than ideas, deals with the problem of reconciling religious faith with the facts of human life. "The Women of Troy" poignantly reveals the horror of war, a theme also woven into the comedy "Helen", in which Euripides good-humouredly parodies himself. "The Bacchae", his masterpiece, explores the psychology of mass violence. Above all, as these four plays demonstrate, Euripides sought to understand the nature of the human soul and human society.

Author(s):
Euripides
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1973
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0140440445
ISBN-13:
9780140440447
Number of pages:
249
Publisher:
Penguin

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