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Medea and Other Plays Euripides was one of the most popular and controversial of all Greek tragedians, and his plays are marked by an independence of thought, ingenious dramatic devices, and a subtle variety of register and mood He is also remarkable for the prominence he gave to female characters, whether heroines of virtue or vice This new translation does full justice to Euripides s range of tone and gift of narrative A lucid introduction provides substantial analysis of each play, complete with vital explanations of the traditions and background to Euripides s world.Contains Medea Hippolytus Electra Helen Free Download [ Medea and Other Plays ] Author [ Euripides ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – sneakerspear.co.uk

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  1. Review for just the Medea in this collection Overall, a great take on Medea s story My usual complaint with plays is crazy jargon, but I liked how James Morwood s translation made the text pretty easy to understand I wasn t so caugh...

  2. Of everything that is alive and has a mind, we women are the most wretched creatures First of all, we have to buy a husband with a vast outlay of money we have to take a master for our body The latter is stillpainful than the former And here lies the most critical issue whether we take a good husband or a bad For divorce brings shame on a woman s reputation and we cannot refuse a husband his rightsI would rather stand three times in the battle line than bear one child Medea Of everything that is alive and has a mind, we women are the most wretched creatures First of all, we have to buy a husband with a vast outlay of money we have to take a master for our body The latter is stillpainful than the former And here lies the most critical issue whether we take a good husband or a bad For divorce brings shame on a woman s reputation and we cannot refuse a husband his rightsI would rather stand three times in the battle line than bear one child Medea 230 51 Medea by Eug ne Delacroix, Mus e des Beaux Arts, Lille France wikiArt.orgThis kind of speech outraged the Christian writer Origen, who criticised Euripides for inappropriately making women express argumentative opinions Contra Celsum 7.36.34 6 in Frogs Euripides claimed to have made tragedydemocratic by keeping his women young ones and old ones talking alongside thei...

  3. this play made me stressed because Jason is the dumbest piece of shit in greek antiquity if i had the chance i would punt homeboy into the sun Medea on the other hand is haunting and powerful and wild, and remains one of the most enduringly ambiguous figures in Greek tragedy for me Condemnation of Medea is something i will forever yell about homegirl transcends her feminine character confinements and enters this wild androgynous space where she s both ruthless and logical but also emotional this play made me stressed because Jason is the dumbest piece of shit in greek antiquity if i had the chance i would punt homeboy into the sun Medea on the other hand is haunting and powerful and wild, and remains one of the most enduringly ambiguous figures in Greek tragedy for me Condemnation of Medea is something i will forever yell about homegirl transcends her feminine character confinements and enters this wild androgynous space where she s both ruthless and logical but also emotional and maternal so audiences can t even hate her plus she s lite...

  4. 6th March 2018 Have only read Medea at this point for MA thesis but will likely go back and finish this volume This want to ensure I have correct translation logged An absolutely fascinating play and I cannot wait to track its late seventeenth eighteenth century adaptations and representations.

  5. Medea 5 starsHippolytus 4 starsElectra 3.5 stars

  6. Finally finished it Four plays in one book Having previously read Medea, I just read Hippolytus, Electra and Helen The first two are typical Greek tragedy fare Hippolytus Goddess makes step mother fall in love with step son step son repulsed step mother tells husband that step son has raped her then commits suicide Husband brings about death of son by use of wild bull from the sea Electra Mother murders father, children murder mother.I probably enjoyed Helen the most The play follow Finally finished it Four plays in one book Having previously read Medea, I just read Hippolytus, Electra and Helen The first two are typical Greek tragedy fare Hippolytus Goddess makes step mother fall in love with step son step son repulsed step mother tells husband that step son has raped her then commits suicide Husband brings about death of son by use of wild bull from the sea Electra Mother murders father, children murder mother.I probably enjoyed Helen the most The play follows an a...

  7. Ok but Medea riding off in the sky with the bodies of her dead children in Helios golden chariot pulled by dragons is easily the most badass exit to ever exist.

  8. Euripides is, I think it s safe to say, the strongest of the three Ancient Greek tragedians I don t doubt for a minute that Aeschylus enjoyed success with Prometheus Bound, and Sophocles with Antigone or Oedipus Rex, but I feel that Euripides is the only one of the three to truly realise human potential, and what it means to be human in a world populated by malevolent gods In Electra, we see a young woman burdened by the expectations to produce children and obey her husband, simultaneously g Euripides is, I think it s safe to say, the strongest of the three Ancient Greek tragedians I don t doubt for a minute that Aeschylus enjoyed success with Prometheus Bound, and Sophocles with Antigone or Oedipus Rex, but I feel that Euripides is the only one of the three to truly realise human potential, and what it means to be human in a world populated by malevolent gods In Electra, we see a young woman burdened by the expectations to produce children and obey her husband, simultaneously grieving over her father s murder at the hands of her mother, and the prolonged absence of her brother Euripides, however, takes ...

  9. euripides is, of course, wonderful, and the four plays in this volume hippolyta, electra, and helen are included as well are all lovely but the translation and the edition are horrid i know nothing about translating from ancient greek into english, but i do know good english when i read it, and there s little to be found here james morwood s prose translation is filled with tired phrasing and cliches, which drag down the dynamic subject matter worse are the notes at the end of the euripides is, of course, wonderful, and the four plays in this volume hippolyta, electra, and helen are included as well are all lovely but the translation and the edition are horrid i know nothing about translating from ancient greek into english, but i do know good english when i read it, and there s little to be found here james morwood s prose translation is filled with tired phrasing and cliches, which drag down the dynamic subject matter worse are the notes at the end of the book, to which a liberal supply of in text asterisks point roughly half of morwood s notes are insulting to the reader s intelligence pointing out overarching themes, explaining the meaning of common english words, and interpreting the actions and thoughts of the characters this is especially annoying given that the other half of the notes, which provide historical background and cultural context, are useful it took me two plays to figure out which no...

  10. As far as the translating edition, I didn t have any problems understanding these plays The commentary in the back was immensely helpful to me Concerning the plays themselves, the published order happened to roughly reflect my tastes in the plays, going from my favorite, Medea, to my least favorite, Helen Medea was easily the best, in my opinion I judge the quality of a book by whether or not it s memorable, whether or not it s striking When I finished it, it horrified and shocked me so muc As far as the translating edition, I didn t have any problems understanding these plays The commentary in the back was immensely helpful to me Concerning the plays themselves, the published order happened to roughly reflect my tastes in the plays, going from my favorite, Medea, to my least favorite, Helen Medea was easily the best, in my opinion I judge the quality of a book by whether or not it s memorable, whether or not it s striking When I finished it, it horrified and shocked me so much that I was unable to speak to anybody for several minutes after It also didn t help that I was in a...

  11. Just as shocking today as it would have been over the centuries since first written in 431 BCE Love, murder, intrigue, jealous revenge and the most shocking of all infanticide Compelling reading.

  12. Overall Rating average 3.25 starsMedea 3 starsHippolytus 4 starsElectra 3 starsHelen 3 stars