Ten Plays by Euripides (Book published February 1, 1984)


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Author  Euripides
Publisher  Bantam Classics
Publication Date   February 1, 1984
ISBN  0553213636
Pages  432

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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.

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