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The story of a futile quest for knowledge, this ancient anti-war drama is one of the neglected plays within the corpus of Greek tragedy. Euripides' shortest tragic work, Rhesos is unique in lacking a prologue, provoking some scholars to the conclusion that the beginning of the play has been lost.
In this exciting translation, Rhesos is no longer treated as a derivative Eur...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published January 30th 1992 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published March 23rd 1978)
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Alp Turgut
İlyada'da geçen ufak bir olayı bira daha detaylı bir şekilde okuyucuya sunan "The Rhesos / Resos", Kral Resos'un Odysseus ve Diomedes tarafından talihsiz bir şekilde öldürülmesini konu alıyor. Euripides'in diğer tragedyalarına göre daha hafif bir oyun olan "Resos"da asıl anlatılmak istenen ise savaşın, daha doğrusu hayatın adil olmayışı. Basit hikayesi ve zayıf kurgusuyla diğer tragedyaların yanında biraz sönük kalsa da Euripides'in eseri olması sebebiyle kesinlikle okunması gerek orası kesin.

Garrett Cash
Today I achieved a goal I've been working on for a long time. I've been trying to more or less read the Great Books of the Western World in chronological order (not all of them though, I couldn't care less about reading some of the ancient science and math books on there), and one of the first things after Homer's epics is to read the entire extant Greek tragedies. This is not as easy as it sounds, since the fact is when you read a few Greek plays you've essentially read them all. To read them a...more
I like the way Euripides portrayed Hector as a foolish leader because, while Agamemnon is in a standoff with Achilles in the Greek camp, Hectors false assumptions about Rhesus, brings a proper balance of the foreshadowing ego flaws on both sides.
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(Greek: Ευριπίδης )
Euripides (Ancient Greek: Εὐριπίδης) (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 wh...more
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