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The story of a futile quest for knowledge, this ancient anti-war drama is one of the neglected plays within the corpus of Greek tragedy. Euripides' shortest tragic work, Rhesos is unique in lacking a prologue, provoking some scholars to the conclusion that the beginning of the play has been lost. In this exciting translation, Rhesos is no longer treated as a derivative Euripidean work, but rather as the tightly-knit tragedy of knowledge it really is. A drama in which profound problems of fate and free will come alive, Rhesos is also an exploration of the perversion of values that come as the result of war. Charged with a striking immediacy, this play is contemporary in the questions it raises, and eternal in its quest for truth.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195072891
ISBN-10: 0195072898
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 141mm x 7mm)
Pages: 112
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 30-Jan-1992
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Euripides

About the Translator: Richard Emil Braun is the author of three books of poetry and is the translatior of Sophocles' Antigone, also part of the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series.

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