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Description - Euripides' Escape-Tragedies by Matthew Wright

This is the first major critical study of three late plays of Euripides: Helen, Andromeda and Iphigenia among the Taurians. Matthew Wright offers a sustained reading of the plays, arguing that they are a thematically connected trilogy. He re-examines central themes such as myth, geography, cultural identity, philosophy, religion, and (crucially) genre. These are not separate topics, but are seen as being joined together to form an intricate nexus of ideas. The book has implications for our view of Euripides and the tragic genre as a whole.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199274512
ISBN-10: 0199274517
Format: Hardback
(224mm x 145mm x 30mm)
Pages: 442
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 24-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Matthew Wright

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

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