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Euripides : Herakles annotated editi: Text,Translation and Commentary - Emma Griffiths

Euripides

Herakles annotated editi: Text,Translation and Commentary

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In Euripides' play we see a very different figure from the Herakles of popular imagination. In his account of Herakles' maddened killing of his children, Euripides emphasises the human to the hero's character, presenting him as a loving father. Herakles is an ideal text for those new to ancient drama, raising many central issues of Greek tragedy. Emma Griffiths analyses the key themes and characters while situating the drama in the wider context of Greek tragedy and mythology. Euripides' approach to drama is illustrated through consideration of the hero's self-awareness, and the reception of the play in later art and literature is discussed as part of an exploration of the 'universality' of tragedy.

Introductionp. 9
Heracles and Greek mythp. 15
Euripides, Heracles and Greek tragedyp. 30
Dramatic structure and unityp. 42
Family valuesp. 65
Violence and madnessp. 81
Suicide and the Godsp. 91
Theseus and the role of friendshipp. 100
After euripidesp. 114
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ISBN: 9780715631867
ISBN-10: 0715631861
Series: Duckworth Companions to Greek & Roman Tragedy
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st February 2006
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Annotated