Medea and Other Plays: Medea / Alcestis / The Children of Heracles / Hippolytus

Medea and Other Plays Medea Alcestis The Children of Heracles Hippolytus Alcestis Medea The Children of Heracles HippolytusTranslated by John Davie with an Introduction and Notes by Richard Rutherford

Alcestis Medea The Children of Heracles HippolytusTranslated by John Davie with an Introduction and Notes by Richard Rutherford.

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Medea and Other Plays: Medea / Alcestis / The Children of Heracles / Hippolytus

  1. Greek Euripides Ancient Greek ca 480 BC 406 BC was the last of the three great tragedians of classical Athens the other two being Aeschylus and Sophocles Ancient scholars thought that Euripides had written ninety five plays, although four of those were probably written by Critias Eighteen of Euripides plays have survived complete It is now widely believed that what was thought to be a nineteenth, Rhesus, was probably not by Euripides Fragments, some substantial, of most of the other plays also survive More of his plays have survived than those of Aeschylus and Sophocles together, partly because of the chance preservation of a manuscript that was probably part of a complete collection of his works in alphabetical order.enpedia wiki Euripides

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  1. Medea Anything for Revenge Reading progress update I ve read 138 out of 206 pages Medea You will regret what you did to me, Jason Jason I regretted it alright How great can your anger be To what extent are you ready to hurt those who hurt you Would you kill your own children to appease a great offense Medea is ready to do anything it takes to hurt Jason She takes his wife, his children, and his happiness What I find fascinating in this play is that I am still sympathetic to Medea after all she d [...]

  2. It s always surprising how brutal and bloody Greek tragedies are but never nihilistic The one who wrongs will be pursued by the Gods, and usually the entire bloodline is cursed Medea Medea is angry that her husband Jason is taking a new wife, he wants to ban her from the city as she s dangerous, she plans revenge and murders the new wife as well as her own children since that will hurt her husband She survives and escapes the city with the bodies of the children.Hecabe Ex queen of Troy, now sla [...]

  3. 43 Euripides I Alcestis, The Medea, The Heracleidae, Hippolytus The Complete Greek Tragedies published 1955 my copy is a 26th printing from 1993 format 224 page Paperbackacquired May 30 from a Half Price Booksread July 5 9rating 4 starsEach play had a different translatorAlcestis 481 bce translated by Latti, Richard c1955The Medea 431 bce translated by David Grene c1944The Heracleidae circa 430 bce translated by Rex Warner c1955Hippolytus by 428 bce translated by Ralph Gladstone c1942 Perhaps th [...]

  4. I picked this book of plays by Euripides primarily for Medea, so that will earn the brunt of my review.Medea is one kick ass, crazy bitch Period Having read Jason and the Golden Fleeceand thoroughly enjoyed it I was excited to read about Medea, particularly her story after helping Jason find the Golden Fleece Talk about one spurned lover After Jason leaves Medea for a Greek princess, Medea goes a little bye bye and decides the best way for her to express her distaste is to kill off her children [...]

  5. I have mixed reactions to these plays Medea was superb I was astonished at how modern the themes were But Electra was such a disappointment in contrast the characters never really leapt off the page Here are my reviews of the two I have read so far allthingsbooker.wordpress.hingsbooker.wordpress

  6. MEDEA Daughter of a King Niece of nymph Granddaughter of a god Wife of a hero How many women have you known in any literary piece ever written, in all history of humanity, who incarnate all of these blessings together in one A fistful, maybe Killer of her own children Ok Now you are definitely left with ONE only MEDEA A symbol A metaphor A precedent A uniqueness ONE and only in millennia What else can one say.

  7. This is Euripides I, from the University of Chicago Press, which published The Complete Greek Tragedies I have a soft spot in my heart for these, regardless of how well or ill one judges the translations and you d have to be a better scholar than I to have a serious opinion on that score My soft spot owes to recollections of my undergraduate days, when I read this same edition as a freshman What a great awakening no, that s a bit too pat what an intriguing alternative to the Ozzie Harriet Abbie [...]

  8. A Greek tragedy is a Greek tragedy, helpful tautology to describe these reads What always fascinates me while reading such ancient writings is that they are incredible time machines one can really experience the feel of bygone ages It is also very rewarding to take a look at the origins of literary devices that would become prominent cliches to western arts, such as the Deus ex Machina for Euripedes.The plots are lovely, so shocking and outrageous for today standards, specially taboo regarding f [...]

  9. Well worth reading, in particular Medea and Hippolytus , Euripides explores universal themes of vengance savagery, patience anger, and familial relations using excessive but poignant examples He manages especially in Medea to draw out deep characterisation, philosophical and religious questions, plot and beuatiful language in a concise and well paced manner Note the introductions to the text are useful, but often better read after the text itself.

  10. Medea is the story of Medea, wife to Jason of Jason and the Argonauts, Jason and the Golden Fleece etc Medea aided Jason on his quest for the Golden Fleece, falling passionately in love with him and even killing her brother and reputedly dismembering his body so that they could flee her father who, being a good and just father, stopped to pick up the pieces of his son Medea is generally regarded as a very intense, passionate woman She s the granddaughter of the Sun God Helios and therefore, not [...]

  11. HELENIn every other Greek play, Helen is portrayed as a slut, a hussy, a mindless bimbo who uses her feminine wiles to get what she wants from men The particularly amusing scene from the Trojan Women comes to mind when Menelaos is warned by Hecabe not to see Helen Hecabe tells him once he lays eyes on her breasts all sense will leave him and he will take her back This exactly happens within the next moments of the play But in this play Helen is a virtuous woman, innocent of all the insults spoke [...]

  12. It took me a ridiculous time to read this relatively brief collection I picked it up on a whim after seeing it in a local bookstore, lost it while on holiday, went back home without it, discovered I had left it halfway across the country, had it mailed back, and neglected it for over a month citing school as a mental excuse before deigning to finish it There was something almost calming about this collection, despite their often tragic nature, something about ancient Greek drama in general, or m [...]

  13. I only read the intro and Medea and not the Other Plays This Penguin Classics edition is neat because there are detailed notes throughout the play noted at the back explaining all sorts of stuff how the tragedy would ve been presented on stage back then, the backstory of the mythology behind it all, the critical reactions to certain passages throughout history, etc There is ALSO a glossary at the back that explains the whos, whats and wheres of all proper nouns listed throughout the plays This a [...]

  14. Euripides is one of the three greatest tragedy writers of classical Greek, a genre full of drama and suffering by the tragic hero With Medea being one of his best works, Euripides rewrote the myth of Jason, Medea and the Golden Fleece by providing a few new twists, especially near the end of the story The story takes place in ancient Greece in Corinth, where Jason, perhaps, for his future, married the princess Medea later found out about the affair, became uncontrollable, and began her wild vent [...]

  15. My rating is for the Penguin classics edition of this book, translated by John Davie, with notes by Richard Rutherford The edition features the plays Alcestis, Medea, The children of Herakles, and Hippolytus.

  16. I loved it I read a couple of the plays from this book back in the fall semester of school, and I ve just reread the entire thing It gets better with each reading.

  17. read Hippolytus and Medea I kind of adore Greek tragedy The writing at least, the writing in translation is so beautiful And everything is always so gory and hopeless

  18. Ancient Greece produced many of Western culture s greatest enduring artistic and architectural achievements, however that does not imply that many of these forms have been dramatically improved over time Anyone who was ever subjected to William Shakespeare, willingly or unwillingly, would find the tragedies of Euripides to be a bit convoluted and lacking in psychological depth Medea, Hecabe, Electra and Heracles are plays where tragic circumstances actually happen solely for the gratification of [...]

  19. The three stages I went through reading Medea beginning to end It s amazing, she s amazing, I love Medea, please read it

  20. I actually really enjoyed this Medea killing her children was brutal, though I thought that the language was going to be difficult to comprehend, but I was able to understand it.

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