Euripides: Heracles, Hardback Book


A new translation of one of Euripides' most neglected playswhich takes as its subject the figure of Heracles and exploresthe nature of heroism and myth by portraying the story of themurder of his own wife and children.

In treating this act thedramatist explores the boundaries of madness and Hercles' painfulemergence from this state to a bitter realisation of what he hasdone.

A further contrast is drawn between the callous gods whocause the madness and the caring and loving support of humanfriends and remaining family.

This edition attempts to bring out the human andqualities in the play and to defend its structure and dramaticpower. The parallel Greek text is that of the new Oxford text with additional introduction, commentary and bibliography.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Liverpool University Press
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  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9780856682322

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