Euripides: Medea (Companions to Greek and Roman Tragedy) (Paperback)

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Euripides' Medea is one of the greatest and most influential Greek tragedies. This book outlines the development of the Medea myth before Euripides and explores his uniquely powerful version from various angles. There are chapters on the play's relationship to the gender politics of fifth-century Athens, Medea's status as a barbarian, and the complex moral and emotional impact of her revenge. Particular attention is paid to the tragic effect of Medea's great monologue and the significance of her role as a divine avenger. The book ends by considering the varied and fascinating reception of Euripides' play from antiquity to the present day.

About the Author

William Allan is Assistant Professor of Classics at Harvard University. He is the author of The Andromache and Euripidean Tragedy (Oxford University Press, 2000) and Euripides: The Children of Heracles (Aris and Phillips, 2001).

Product Details
ISBN: 9780715631874
ISBN-10: 071563187X
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: October 31st, 2002
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Companions to Greek and Roman Tragedy