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Ten Plays

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The first playwright of democracy, Euripides wrote with enduring insight and biting satire about social and political problems of Athenian life.  In contrast to his contemporaries, he brought an exciting--and, to the Greeks, a stunning--realism to the "pure and noble form" of tragedy.  For the first time in history, heroes and heroines on the stage were not idealized:  as Sophocles himself said, Euripides shows people not as they ought to be, but as they actually are.

Details
Category: Ancient Theater
Code: 12106
ISBN: 9780553213638
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Publication Date: 1984
Publisher: Random House
Published In: USA
Translator: Moses Hadas
Language: English