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Heracles and Other Plays (Oxford World's Classics)
Heracles and Other Plays - Oxford World's Classics
Author: Euripides
Euripides wrote about timeless themes, of friendship and enmity, hope and despair, duty and betrayal. The first three plays in this volume are imbued with an atmosphere of violence, while the fourth, Cyclops, is our only surviving example of a genuine satyr play, with all the crude and slapstick humor that characterized the genre. ...  more » shows various reactions to death with pathos and grim humor while the blood-soaked Heracles portrays deep emotional pain and undeserved suffering. Children of Heracles deals with the effects of war on refugees and the consequences of sheltering them.
ISBN-13: 9780199555093
ISBN-10: 0199555095
Publication Date: 11/15/2008
Pages: 224
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Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Book Type: Paperback
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