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    DescriptionThrough their sheer range, daring innovation, flawed but eloquent characters and intriguing plots, the plays of Euripides have shocked and stimulated audiences since the fifth century BC. "Phoenician Women" portrays the rival sons of King Oedipus and their mother's doomed attempts at reconciliation, while "Orestes" shows a son ravaged with guilt after the vengeful murder of his mother. In the "Bacchae", a king mistreats a newcomer to his land, little knowing that he is the god Dionysus disguised as a mortal, while in "Iphigenia at Aulis", the Greek leaders take the horrific decision to sacrifice a princess to gain favour from the gods in their mission to Troy. Finally, the "Rhesus" depicts a world of espionage between the warring Greek and Trojan camps.

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    The Bacchae and Other Plays
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    By (author) Euripides, By (author) John Davie, By (author) Richard Rutherford
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 193 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9780140447262
    ISBN 10: 0140447261

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    EURIPIDES (C.484-406 B.C.) was one of the three great tragedians of classical Athens, along with Aeschylus and Sophocles; he is the youngest of the three. He is believed to have written 92 dramas, but only 19 of them are now known. John Davie is Head of Classics at St Paul's School in London. Richard Rutherford is Tutor in Greek and Latin Literature at Christ Church, Oxford.