Euripides Escape-Tragedies: A Study of Helen, Andromeda, and Iphigenia among the Taurians

Hardcover | March 23, 2006

byMatthew Wright

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This is the first major critical study of three late plays of Euripides: Helen, Andromeda and Iphigenia among the Taurians. Matthew Wright offers a sustained reading of the plays, arguing that they are a thematically connected trilogy. He re-examines central themes such as myth, geography,cultural identity, philosophy, religion, and (crucially) genre. These are not separate topics, but are seen as being joined together to form an intricate nexus of ideas. The book has implications for our view of Euripides and the tragic genre as a whole.

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This is the first major critical study of three late plays of Euripides: Helen, Andromeda and Iphigenia among the Taurians. Matthew Wright offers a sustained reading of the plays, arguing that they are a thematically connected trilogy. He re-examines central themes such as myth, geography,cultural identity, philosophy, religion, and ...

Matthew Wright is Lecturer in Classics, Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Exeter.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.18 inPublished:March 23, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199274517

ISBN - 13:9780199274512

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Table of Contents

Prolegomena1. Escape-tragedies2. Myth, fiction, innovation3. A tragic landscape4. Tragedy of ideas5. The tragic universeAfterword