Medea and Other Plays: Medea / Alcestis / The Children of Heracles / Hippolytus

Medea and Other Plays: Medea / Alcestis / The Children of Heracles / Hippolytus

Euripides / Jun 19, 2019

Medea and Other Plays Medea Alcestis The Children of Heracles Hippolytus Alcestis Medea The Children of Heracles HippolytusTranslated by John Davie with an Introduction and Notes by Richard Rutherford

  • Title: Medea and Other Plays: Medea / Alcestis / The Children of Heracles / Hippolytus
  • Author: Euripides
  • ISBN: 9780140449297
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Paperback
  • Alcestis Medea The Children of Heracles HippolytusTranslated by John Davie with an Introduction and Notes by Richard Rutherford.

    Medea and Other Plays Oxford World s Classics Euripides Medea and Other Plays Oxford World s Classics Euripides, James Morwood, Edith Hall on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Euripides was one of the most popular and controversial of all Greek tragedians, and his plays are marked by an independence of thought Medea Genealogy and divinity There have been many different accounts of Medea s family tree One of the only uncontested facts is that she is a direct descendant of the sun god Helios through her father King Aetes of Medea Dover Thrift Editions One of the most powerful and enduring of Greek tragedies, Medea centers on the myth of Jason, leader of the Argonauts, who has won the dragon guarded treasure of the Golden Fleece with the help of the sorceress Medea Having married Medea and fathered her two children, Jason abandons her for a favorable match, never suspecting the terrible revenge she will take. Heroines Information concerning the heroines in classical mythology Whoever was her father, Io s adventure was the same She was a priestess of Hera in Argolis, when Zeus noticed her and fell in love with the maiden Zeus tried to seduce Io without his wife s knowledge. Margaret Garner Margaret Garner called Peggy was an enslaved African American woman in pre Civil War America who was notorious or celebrated for killing her own daughter rather than allowing the child to be returned to slavery.She and her family had escaped in January across the frozen Ohio River to Cincinnati, but they were apprehended by U S Marshals acting under the Fugitive Slave Act of Hillary Clinton, The Podesta Group And The Saudi Regime A Aug , If I told you that Democratic Party lobbyist Tony Podesta, whose brother John Podesta chairs Hillary Clinton s presidential campaign, is a registered foreign agent on the Saudi government s WHAT S ON THE LONDON THEATRE New Cross THE LONDON COMEDY COURSE train over comics a year and use headline comics who play venues such as Jongleurs as tutors rated for the past three years by QYPE All courses are aimed at the beginner and range from hour taster sessions to week Monday evening courses with a showcase at the end.

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        Greek Euripides Ancient Greek ca 480 BC 406 BC was the last of the three great tragedians of classical Athens the other two being Aeschylus and Sophocles Ancient scholars thought that Euripides had written ninety five plays, although four of those were probably written by Critias Eighteen of Euripides plays have survived complete It is now widely believed that what was thought to be a nineteenth, Rhesus, was probably not by Euripides Fragments, some substantial, of most of the other plays also survive More of his plays have survived than those of Aeschylus and Sophocles together, partly because of the chance preservation of a manuscript that was probably part of a complete collection of his works in alphabetical order.enpedia wiki Euripides


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    1. Medea: Anything for Revenge. Reading progress update: I've read 138 out of 206 pages. Medea: You will regret what you did to me, Jason!Jason: I regretted it alright How great can your anger be? To what extent are you ready to hurt those who hurt you? Would you kill your own children to appease a great offense?Medea is ready to do anything it takes to hurt Jason. She takes his wife, his children, and his happiness. What I find fascinating in this play is that I am still sympathetic to Medea af [...]


    2. It's always surprising how brutal and bloody Greek tragedies are (but: never nihilistic! The one who wrongs will be pursued by the Gods, and usually the entire bloodline is cursed)Medea: Medea is angry that her husband Jason is taking a new wife, he wants to ban her from the city as she's dangerous, she plans revenge and murders the new wife as well as her own children - since that will hurt her husband more. She survives and escapes the city with the bodies of the children.Hecabe: Ex-queen of T [...]


    3. 43. Euripides I : Alcestis, The Medea, The Heracleidae, Hippolytus (The Complete Greek Tragedies)published: 1955 (my copy is a 26th printing from 1993)format: 224 page Paperbackacquired: May 30 from a Half-Price Booksread: July 5-9rating: 4 starsEach play had a different translatorAlcestis (481 bce) - translated by Lattimore, Richard c1955The Medea (431 bce) - translated by David Grene c1944The Heracleidae (circa 430 bce) - translated by Rex Warner c1955Hippolytus (by 428 bce) - translated by Ra [...]


    4. I picked this book of plays by Euripides primarily for Medea, so that will earn the brunt of my review.Medea is one kick-ass, crazy bitch. Period. Having read Jason and the Golden Fleeceand thoroughly enjoyed it I was excited to read more about Medea, particularly her story after helping Jason find the Golden Fleece. Talk about one spurned lover! After Jason leaves Medea for a Greek princess, Medea goes a little bye-bye and decides the best way for her to express her distaste is to kill off her [...]


    5. I have mixed reactions to these plays. Medea was superb - I was astonished at how modern the themes were. But Electra was such a disappointment in contrast - the characters never really leapt off the page. Here are my reviews of the two I have read so far:allthingsbooker.wordpress/.hingsbooker.wordpress/


    6. MEDEA!Daughter of a King. Niece of nymph. Granddaughter of a god. Wife of a hero. How many women have you known in any literary piece ever written, in all history of humanity, who incarnate all of these blessings together in one?A fistful, maybe?Killer of her own children! ( Ok. Now you are definitely left with ONE only.)MEDEA! A symbol. A metaphor. A precedent. A uniqueness. ONE and only in millennia. What else can one say.


    7. This is Euripides I, from the University of Chicago Press, which published "The Complete Greek Tragedies." I have a soft spot in my heart for these, regardless of how well or ill one judges the translations -- and you'd have to be a better scholar than I to have a serious opinion on that score. My soft spot owes to recollections of my undergraduate days, when I read this same edition as a freshman. What a great awakening -- no, that's a bit too pat; what an intriguing alternative to the Ozzie &a [...]


    8. A Greek tragedy is a Greek tragedy, helpful tautology to describe these reads. What always fascinates me while reading such ancient writings is that they are incredible time machines; one can really experience the 'feel' of bygone ages. It is also very rewarding to take a look at the origins of literary devices that would become prominent cliches to western arts, such as the Deus ex Machina for Euripedes.The plots are lovely, so shocking and outrageous for today standards, specially taboo regard [...]




    9. Well worth reading, in particular 'Medea' and 'Hippolytus', Euripides explores universal themes of vengance/savagery, patience/anger, and familial relations using excessive but poignant examples. He manages (especially in 'Medea') to draw out deep characterisation, philosophical and religious questions, plot and beuatiful language in a concise and well-paced manner. Note: the introductions to the text are useful, but often better read after the text itself.



    10. Medea is the story of Medea, wife to Jason (of Jason and the Argonauts, Jason and the Golden Fleece) etc. Medea aided Jason on his quest for the Golden Fleece, falling passionately in love with him and even killing her brother and (reputedly) dismembering his body so that they could flee her father who, being a good and just father, stopped to pick up the pieces of his son. Medea is generally regarded as a very intense, passionate woman. She’s the granddaughter of the Sun God Helios and theref [...]


    11. HELENIn every other Greek play, Helen is portrayed as a slut, a hussy, a mindless bimbo who uses her feminine wiles to get what she wants from men. The particularly amusing scene from the Trojan Women comes to mind when Menelaos is warned by Hecabe not to see Helen. Hecabe tells him once he lays eyes on her breasts all sense will leave him and he will take her back. This exactly happens within the next moments of the play. But in this play Helen is a virtuous woman, innocent of all the insults s [...]


    12. It took me a ridiculous time to read this relatively brief collection. I picked it up on a whim after seeing it in a local bookstore, lost it while on holiday, went back home without it, discovered I had left it halfway across the country, had it mailed back, and neglected it for over a month (citing school as a mental excuse) before deigning to finish it. There was something almost calming about this collection, despite their often tragic nature, something about ancient Greek drama in general, [...]


    13. I only read the intro and 'Medea' and not the 'Other Plays.' This Penguin Classics edition is neat because there are detailed notes throughout the play (noted at the back) explaining all sorts of stuff: how the tragedy would've been presented on stage back then, the backstory of the mythology behind it all, the critical reactions to certain passages throughout history, etc. There is ALSO a glossary at the back that explains the whos, whats and wheres of all proper nouns listed throughout the pla [...]


    14. Euripides is one of the three greatest tragedy writers of classical Greek, a genre full of drama and suffering by the tragic hero. With Medea being one of his best works, Euripides rewrote the myth of Jason, Medea and the Golden Fleece by providing a few new twists, especially near the end of the story. The story takes place in ancient Greece in Corinth, where Jason, perhaps, for his future, married the princess. Medea later found out about the affair, became uncontrollable, and began her wild v [...]


    15. My rating is for the Penguin classics edition of this book, translated by John Davie, with notes by Richard Rutherford. The edition features the plays Alcestis, Medea, The children of Herakles, and Hippolytus.


    16. I loved it! I read a couple of the plays from this book back in the fall semester of school, and I've just reread the entire thing. It gets better with each reading.




    17. (read Hippolytus and Medea)I kind of adore Greek tragedy. The writing (at least, the writing in translation) is so beautiful! And everything is always so gory and hopeless!


    18. Ancient Greece produced many of Western culture's greatest enduring artistic and architectural achievements, however that does not imply that many of these forms have been dramatically improved over time. Anyone who was ever subjected to William Shakespeare, willingly or unwillingly, would find the tragedies of Euripides to be a bit convoluted and lacking in psychological depth. Medea, Hecabe, Electra and Heracles are plays where tragic circumstances actually happen solely for the gratification [...]


    19. The three stages I went through reading Medea beginning to end: It's amazing, she's amazing, I love Medea, please read it


    20. I actually really enjoyed this. Medea killing her children was brutal, though. I thought that the language was going to be more difficult to comprehend, but I was able to understand it.






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