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The Medea of Euripides (Bell's Illustrated Classics, 1901)

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Published in 1901 by George Bell & Sons.

Edited with introduction and notes by the Rev. T. Nicklin, MA. Illustrated with 28 black & white photographs and drawings. Text is in the original Greek with the introduction and explanatory notes in English. Notes and appendices at rear of book, including vocabulary translations.

Medea an ancient Greek tragedy written by Euripides, based upon the myth of Jason and Medea and first produced in 431 BC. The plot centres on the actions of Medea, a former princess of the barbarian kingdom of Colchis, and the wife of Jason; she finds her position in the Greek world threatened as Jason leaves her for a Greek princess of Corinth. Medea takes vengeance on Jason by killing Jason's new wife as well as her own children with him, after which she escapes to Athens to start a new life.

Considered shocking to Euripedes' contemporaries, Medea and the suite of plays that it accompanied in the City Dionysia festival came last in the festival that year. Nonetheless the play remained part of the tragedian repertoire, and experienced renewed interest with the emergence of the feminist movement, because of its nuanced and sympathetic portrayal of Medea's struggle to take charge of her own life in a male-dominated world. The play has remained the most frequently performed Greek tragedy through the 20th century.

Only in fair to good condition. The cover is rubbed, worn and marked. Pencil annotations and underlinings in the text and some yellowing. Nonetheless the book pages are complete and the binding is sound.

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Author(s):
Euripides / T Nicklin
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
16cm x 11cm
Edition:
1901
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
156
Publisher:
George Bell & Sons
Title:
The Medea of Euripides

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Published in 1901 by George Bell & Sons.

Edited with introduction and notes by the Rev. T. Nicklin, MA. Illustrated with 28 black & white photographs and drawings. Text is in the original Greek with the introduction and explanatory notes in English. Notes and appendices at rear of book, including vocabulary translations.

Medea an ancient Greek tragedy written by Euripides, based upon the myth of Jason and Medea and first produced in 431 BC. The plot centres on the actions of Medea, a former princess of the barbarian kingdom of Colchis, and the wife of Jason; she finds her position in the Greek world threatened as Jason leaves her for a Greek princess of Corinth. Medea takes vengeance on Jason by killing Jason's new wife as well as her own children with him, after which she escapes to Athens to start a new life.

Considered shocking to Euripedes' contemporaries, Medea and the suite of plays that it accompanied in the City Dionysia festival came last in the festival that year. Nonetheless the play remained part of the tragedian repertoire, and experienced renewed interest with the emergence of the feminist movement, because of its nuanced and sympathetic portrayal of Medea's struggle to take charge of her own life in a male-dominated world. The play has remained the most frequently performed Greek tragedy through the 20th century.

Only in fair to good condition. The cover is rubbed, worn and marked. Pencil annotations and underlinings in the text and some yellowing. Nonetheless the book pages are complete and the binding is sound.

Author(s):
Euripides / T Nicklin
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
16cm x 11cm
Edition:
1901
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
156
Publisher:
George Bell & Sons
Title:
The Medea of Euripides

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