Euripides and His Age

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EURIPIDES AND
HIS AGE


BY
GILBERT MURRAY
LL.D., D.Litt., F.B.A.

Regius Professor of Greek in the University
of Oxford


LONDON
WILLIAMS AND NORGATE

 
 

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CONTENTS


CHAPTER PAGE
I Introductory 7
II Sources for a Life of Euripides: Memories remaining in the Fourth Century: Youth: Athens after the Persian War: the great Sophists 20
III What is a Greek Tragedy? Euripides' early Plays up to 438 b.c., "Alcestis" and "Telephus" 60
IV Beginning of the War: the Plays of Maturity from "Medea" to "Heracles" 81
V Full Expression: the Embittering of the War: Alcibiades and the Demagogues: the "Ion": the "Trojan Women" 107
VI After 415: Euripides' last years in Athens: from "Andromeda" and "Iphigenia" to "Electra" and "Orestes" 142
VII After 408: Macedonia: "Iphigenia in Aulis": "Bacchae" 165
VIII The Art of Euripides: Traditional Form and Living Spirit: the Prologue, the Messenger, the "God from the Machine" 198
IX The Art of Euripides, continued: The Chorus: Conclusion 228
Bibliography 247
Note on the Pronunciation of Names 251
Index 253

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Editors:

HERBERT FISHER, M.A., F.B.A., LL.D.
PROF. GILBERT MURRAY, D.LITT., LL.D., F.B.A.
PROF. J. ARTHUR THOMSON, M.A., LL.D.
PROF. WILLIAM T. BREWSTER, M.A.

(Columbia University, U.S.A.)




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