Iphigenia Among the Taurians

Iphigenia Among the Taurians

Bacchae ; Iphigenia at Aulis ; Rhesus / Euripides ; Translated and Edited by James Morwood ; Introduction by Edith Hall

Book - 1999
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Iphigenia among the TauriansBacchaeIphigenia at AulisRhesusThe four plays newly translated in this volume are among Euripides' most exciting works. Iphigenia among the Taurians is a story of escape and contrasting Greek and barbarian civilization, set on the Black Sea at the edge of the known world. Bacchae, a profound exploration of the human psyche,deals with the appalling consequences of resistance to Dionysus, god of wine and unfettered emotion. This tragedy, which above all others speaks to our post-Freudian era, is one of Euripides' two last surviving plays. The second, Iphigenia at Aulis, centres on the ultimate dysfunctional family asnatural emotion is tested in the tragic crucible of the Greek expedition against Troy. Lastly, Rhesus, probably the work of another playwright, is a thrilling, action-packed Iliad in miniature, dealing with a grisly event in the Trojan War.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
ISBN: 9780192838759
Call Number: 882 E89it 1999
Characteristics: li, 227 p. : map ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Morwood, James


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(409-406 B.C.) Highlighting Iphegenia at Aulis (also spelled Iphigeneia). In this play Agamemnon is told by the oracle to put his daughter, Iphigenia, to death as a sacrifice so that the winds would take his Greek army to Troy. This terribly poignant story ranges from the depths of human fragili... Read More »

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