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  • Published: 16 July 1998
  • ISBN: 9780140446685
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $26.99

Electra and Other Plays




Five of Euripides' boldest and most moving tragedies,all focussing on strong female characters

Written during a period overshadowed by the fierce struggle for supremacy between Sparta and Euripides' native Athens, these five plays are haunted by the shadow of war - and in particular its impact on women. In Electra the children of Agamemnon take bloody revenge on their mother for murdering their father after his return from Troy, and Suppliant Women depicts the grieving mothers of those killed in battle. The other plays deal with the aftermath of the Trojan War for the defeated survivors, as Andromache shows Hector's widow as a trophy of war in the house of her Greek captor, and Hecabe portrays a defeated queen avenging the murder of her last-remaining son, while Trojan Women tells of the plight of the city's women in the hands of their victors.

  • Published: 16 July 1998
  • ISBN: 9780140446685
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $26.99

Other books in the series

Emma
Persuasion
The Black Tulip
The Lady of the Camellias
On Sparta
Love
Annals
Military Dispatches