Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics On Sale: September 16, 2008 Price: $14.95
Euripides reached the height of his renown during the disastrous Peloponnesian War, when democratic Athens was brought down by its own outsized ambitions. His plays were shocking: he unmasked heroes, revealing them as foolish and savage, and he wrote about the powerless—women and children, slaves and barbarians—for whom tragedy was not...
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