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Alcestis - Euripides, Gilbert Murray
Alcestis
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B002BDTHR6
Edition language: English
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LunaLuss
LunaLuss rated it
4.0 Alcestis
Alcestis: a unique play. It takes many twisted paths. The 'betrayal' of parents to their son. The indifference of Gods(Apollo), and the courage of half-mortals (Heracles), the faithfulness of wives (Alcestis) And the cowardice of kings (Admetus' refusal to die.)
Grimlock ♥ Inhumans
Grimlock ♥ Inhumans rated it
4.5 Beautiful story, and the strangest of Euripides' plays
Strange why? It kind of works counter to the way his plays normally do, and the ending has always astounded me. It's far from the first play I read - although I still have some I need to read - and it was far in enough that I was completely blown away because I never expected it. For those wh...
I am Brad, and I am a book addict
I am Brad, and I am a book addict rated it
4.0 Oh! How I love the Greeks.
Gods messing with humanity. Humanity interacting with Gods. Deus ex machinas to make everything work out ever so neatly. The Greeks knew how to write a great tale, and those tales are "oh! so relevant" to our time -- or so I've always been told. I think that's a bit of bullshit, actually. When I...
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