Euripides: Medea, Hippolytus & the Bacchae; ARTIST-SIGNED Ltd. The book is in spectacular condition for its 55 years. There are no bookplates, embossed seals, or other marks made by a prior owner inside the book.
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Medea - The first playwright to depict suffering without reference to the gods, Euripides made his characters speak in human terms and face the consequences of their actions. In Medea, a woman rejected by her lover takes hideous revenge by murdering the children they both love. Hippolytus - Hippolytus is a tragedy that depicts a sequence of tragic events caused by Aphrodite's anger with Hippolytus, the illegitimate son of Theseus, who has sworn a vow of chastity and refuses to revere her. The Bacchae - The tragedy is based on the Greek myth of King Pentheus of Thebes and his mother Agave, and their punishment by the god Dionysus (who is Pentheus's cousin). The god Dionysus appears at the beginning of the play and proclaims that he has arrived in Thebes to avenge the slander, which has been repeated by his aunts, that he is not the son of Zeus.
In response, he intends to introduce Dionysian rites into the city, and he intends to demonstrate to the king, Pentheus, and to Thebes that he was indeed born a god. At the end of the play, Pentheus is torn apart by the women of Thebes and his mother Agave bears his head on a pike to her father Cadmus. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible".
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