Alcestis

Product Number: EB00676973
Released: Jul 13, 2016
Business Term: 1 Year
ISBN: #9781625587497
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Description

"The Alcestis would hardly confirm its author's right to be acclaimed 'the most tragic of the poets.' It is doubtful whether one can call it a tragedy at all. Yet it remains one of the most characteristic and delightful of Euripidean dramas, as well as, by modern standards, the most easily actable. And I notice that many judges who display nothing but a fierce satisfaction in sending other plays of that author to the block or the treadmill, show a certain human weakness in sentencing the gentle daughter of Pelias." So begins the introduction to the Alcestis by Euripides.

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Author(s): Euripides
Genre: Drama, Classics
Original Publish Date: Mar 13, 2013

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