Ten Plays By Euripides

Ten Plays By Euripides

Book Title: Ten Plays By Euripides

Author: Claverhouse Richard Jebb

Format: Paperback | 358 pages

Publication Date: 01 Oct 1998

ISBN-13: 9780553213638

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."