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Philip Vellacott
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Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
The only reason I got this volume was because it contained the one Euripidean play that I did not have: the Heraklidae (or, the Children of Heracles). Herakles, otherwise known in Latin as Hercules (which is the term we generally use) was an ancient Greek hero and demigod. He is most famous for the ...
Leopard rated it 4 years ago
Let good prevail ! So be it ! Yet what is good ? And who is God? As many deeply conservative societies have discovered time and time again - societies in which there is only one right order and this order is warranted by the highest authorities recognized by the society - when change comes, an...
Leopard rated it 4 years ago
I recommend that you look at Terence's review at http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/250656447 , but I would like to add some remarks to his. Amongst these plays I much preferred The Persians . It opens with the elderly councilors to Xerxes who remained behind in Susa. They recall the pride and c...
LunaLuss rated it 4 years ago
The plays gathered in this book all deal with greek women. The plays depicts the place that women have in this environment. They are either free women or slaves, and they impose their presence and try with al their power to reach their goals (which is either to be saved or save someone dear to them)...
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shell pebble rated it 5 years ago
With beautiful clarity and realism, Euripedes crafted dramatic interpretations of Homeric tales with moral subtlety and timeless resonance. I will definitely keep coming back to this collection.
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