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

Matthew Wright

Abstract

This book is a critical study of three late plays of Euripides. It offers a reading of the plays, which has important implications for the way in which we read Euripidean tragedy and tragedy in general. It re-evaluates the escape-tragedies (Helen, Iphigenia among the Taurians, and the fragmentary Andromeda) and argues that they are to be taken seriously as a major dramatic and intellectual achievement. The book also argues that the escape-tragedies were produced as a thematically connected trilogy in 412 BC. The book assesses the ways in which genre affects our understanding of the plays. It a ... More

Keywords: tragedy, myth, geography, philosophy, religion, criticism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199274512
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274512.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

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