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One of antiquity's greatest poets, Euripides (ca. 485-406 BCE) has been prized in every age for the pathos, terror, surprising plot twists, and intellectual probing of his dramatic creations. Here, in the third volume of a new edition that is receiving much praise, are four of his plays.

"Suppliant Women" reflects on war and on the rule of law. Euripides' "Electra"--present
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Hardcover, Loeb Classical Library #9 (Greek and English), 464 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by Harvard University Press (first published -420)
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Nicholas
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This volume has an excellent translation of Electra. It is a wonderful tragedy by Euripides, and it should evoke the catharsis that Aristotle is always raving about in his works.
Nick Wallace
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Suppliant Women and Electra are everything I wanted out of Aeschylus, while Heracles is a wonderful descent into madness. It makes me think of the ending to The Shining.
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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
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