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The Resource Ion ; : Orestes ; Phoenician women ; Suppliant women, Euripides ; translated by Robin Waterfield ; introduction by Edith Hall ; notes by James Morwood

Ion ; : Orestes ; Phoenician women ; Suppliant women, Euripides ; translated by Robin Waterfield ; introduction by Edith Hall ; notes by James Morwood

Label
Ion ; : Orestes ; Phoenician women ; Suppliant women
Title
Ion ;
Title remainder
Orestes ; Phoenician women ; Suppliant women
Statement of responsibility
Euripides ; translated by Robin Waterfield ; introduction by Edith Hall ; notes by James Morwood
Title variation
  • Ion ; Orestes ; Phoenician women ; Suppliant women
  • Orestes and other plays
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
  • "In these four plays Euripides explores ethical and political themes, contrasting the claims of patriotism with family loyalty, pragmatism and expediency with justice, and the idea that 'might is right' with the ideal of clemency."
  • "Ion is a vivid portrait of the role of chance in human life and an exploration of family relationships, which combines a sympathetic portrait of a rape victim with remarks on Athenian xenophobia. In Orestes, the most popular of the tragedian's plays in the ancient world, Euripides explores the emotional consequences of Orestes' murder of his mother on the individuals concerned, and makes the tale resonate with advice to Athens about the threat to democracy posed by political pressure groups. Suppliant Women is a commentary on the politics of empire, as the Athenian king Theseus decides to use force of arms rather than persuasion against Thebes
  • Phoenician Women transforms the terrible conflict between Oedipus' sons into one of the most savage indictments of civil war in Western literature by highlighting the personal tragedy it brings"--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Euripides
Dewey number
882/.01
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PA3975
LC item number
.A2 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Waterfield, Robin
  • Morwood, James
Series statement
Oxford world's classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Euripides
  • Adrastus
  • Theseus
  • Orestes
  • Ion
  • Seven against Thebes (Greek mythology)
Label
Ion ; : Orestes ; Phoenician women ; Suppliant women, Euripides ; translated by Robin Waterfield ; introduction by Edith Hall ; notes by James Morwood
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xlii-li)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ion -- Orestes -- The Phoenician women -- The suppliant women
Control code
ocm46929330
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
lv, 219 pages
Isbn
9780199552436
Lccn
2001032879
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
1 map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780192832603
  • (OCoLC)46929330
Label
Ion ; : Orestes ; Phoenician women ; Suppliant women, Euripides ; translated by Robin Waterfield ; introduction by Edith Hall ; notes by James Morwood
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xlii-li)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ion -- Orestes -- The Phoenician women -- The suppliant women
Control code
ocm46929330
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
lv, 219 pages
Isbn
9780199552436
Lccn
2001032879
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
1 map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780192832603
  • (OCoLC)46929330

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