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Tragedias [Paperback]

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Tragedias by Euripides

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Pages   528
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.2" Width: 4.44" Height: 0.97"
Weight:   1.03 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   Edaf S.A.
ISBN  8471668661  
ISBN13  9788471668660  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Euripides, the youngest of the three great Athenian playwrights, was born around 485 BC of a family of good standing. He first competed in the dramatic festivals in 455 BC, coming only third; his record of success in the tragic competitions is lower than that of either Aeschylus or Sophocles. There is a tradition that he was unpopular, even a recluse; we are told that he composed poetry in a cave by the sea, near Salamis. What is clear from contemporary evidence, however, is that audiences were fascinated by his innovative and often disturbing dramas. His work was controversial already in his lifetime, and he himself was regarded as a clever poet, associated with philosophers and other intellectuals. Towards the end of his life he went to live at the court of Archelaus, king of Macedon. It was during his time there that he wrote what many consider his greates work, the Bacchae. When news of his death reached Athens in early 406 BC, Sophocles appeared publicly in mourning for him. Euripides is thought to have written about ninety-two plays, of which seventeen tragedies and one satyr-play known to be his survive; the other play which is attributed to him, the Rhesus, may in fact be by a later hand."

Euripides was born in 485 and died in 406.

Euripides has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama
  2. Dover Thrift Editions
  3. Focus Classical Library
  4. Greek Tragedy in New Translations (Paperback)
  5. Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
  6. Penguin Classics


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