The Electra of Euripides by Euripides

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Statementtranslated into English rhyming verse with explanatory notes by Gilbert Murray.
ContributionsMurray, Gilbert, 1866-1957.
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This edition of The Electra by Euripides contains the authoritative translation by revered classics scholar Gilbert Murray, who introduces and renders the text comprehensible for the modern reader. Electra is the daughter of the renowned Greek general Agamemnon/5(7). The Euripides version of "Electra" is certainly representative of his dramatic work overall in that it focuses more on the psychology and emotions of the characters rather than the 4/5(1).

Electra [Euripides] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Translated by Gilbert Murray. This is a small book, 5 x 8, pages.

Green boards with green dj/5(4). Electra and Orestes were shedding blood for blood because of their mother’s sins but still everything their mother had put them through isn’t a fair enough motive to kill.

Book Summary. In the first act, Electra’s husband has a monolog about Electra’s innocence, her father’s death, and the misfortunate faith. This play by Euripides is another retelling of the story of the two children of Agamemnon, Electra and her brother Orestes, and their revenge of their father's murder.

However, they are less heroic and more realistic then the way they are portrayed by Aeschylus and Sophocles/5(7). From my edition's introduction, the translator Gilbert Murray writes that Euripides' Electra 'has the distinction of being the best abused and not the best understood of ancient tragedies' It is very different from Sophocles' Electra, even as regards to the portrayal of Electra and Orestes themselves.4/5.

Euripides II: Andromache, Hecuba, The Suppliant Women, Electra (The Complete Greek Tragedies). “Electra“ (Gr: “Elektra“) is a tragedy by the ancient Greek playwright Euripides. It tells the tale of Electra and her brother, Orestes, as they take their revenge on their mother, Clytemnestra, for her murder of their father, Agamemnon.

It was written quite late in Euripides ‘ career, some time in the s BCE, Ratings: One day, after Electra and the peasant go out to do the day’s work, Orestes comes in disguise with his best friend, Pylades, to the farm to seek Electra. They hear her singing a lament for her fate and for.

Electra (Euripides play), a play by Euripides, probably in the mid s BC, likely before BC, that tells a very different version of this same basic story from Sophocles. Electra (Sophocles play) The story was also told at the end of the lost epic Nostoi (also known as Returns or Returns of the Greeks) The events are also brought up in Characters: Orestes, Electra, Chrysothemis, old.

Euripides also wrote an “Electra” play at around the same time as Sophocles, although there are significant differences between the two plots, despite being based on the same basic story. “Electra” is widely considered to be Sophocles ‘ best character drama, due to the thoroughness of its examination of the morals and motives of Ratings:   Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.

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Electra: "To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter" by Euripides. Euripides is rightly lauded as one of the great dramatists of all time. In his lifetime, he wrote over 90 plays and although only 18 have survived they reveal the scope and reach of his genius.

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Euripides (c. BC - BC) was a Greek tragedian, one of the three great playwrights of classical Athens (with Aeschylus and Sophocles). Born on Salamis to a merchant father, Euripides trained to be an athlete, but turned to writing comedies and drama. Several of his works won awards in the City Dionysia of : Halcyon Press Ltd.

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Translated into English rhyming verse. Euripides. 0 (0 Reviews) Free Download. Read Online. This book is available for free download in a number of formats - including epub, pdf, azw, mobi and more. You can also read the full text online using our ereader.

Electra is a Greek tragedy written by the playwright Euripides c. BCE. It retells the classic myth concerning the plotting of Electra and her brother Orestes to kill their mother and her lover. This version of the story should not be confused with the play of the same name by his fellow playwright, Electra by cists are unsure which of the two plays was written : Donald L.

Wasson. After reading Aeschylus's Oresteia and Seven Against Thebes, Sophocles' Oedipus trilogy, and Euripides' Orestes, however, I was sort of fed up with the first two plays in this book since Electra is another take on Orestes and Electra's matricide, and The Phoenician Women reiterates much of Aeschylus's Seven Against Thebes and takes place between/5.

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The Electra of Euripides summary and study guide are also available on the mobile version of the website. The Electra of Euripides has the distinction of being, perhaps, the best abused, and, one might add, not the best understood, of ancient tragedies.

“A singular monument of poetical, or rather unpoetical perversity;” “the very worst of all his pieces;” are, for instance, the phrases applied to it by Schlegel. Buy a cheap copy of Electra book by Euripides. Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Free shipping over $Cited by: 2.

The Online Books Page. Online Books by. Euripides. Online books about this author are available, as is a Wikipedia article. Euripides: Alcestis, trans. by Richard Aldington (HTML at Adelaide) Euripides: Alcestis, trans.

by David Kovacs (HTML with commentary at Perseus) Euripides: The Alcestis of Euripides, Translated into English Rhyming Verse, trans. by Gilbert Murray (Gutenberg text). The Paperback of the Electra by Euripides at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Furthermore, all new books in the Bibliotheca Teubneriana series are published as eBooks.

The older volumes of the series are being successively digitized and made available as : CreateSpace Publishing. Electra By Euripides Translated by E. Coleridge Dramatis Personae A PEASANT OF MYCENAE, husband of ELECTRA ELECTRA, daughter of Agamemnon ORESTES, son of Agamemnon PYLADES, friend Of ORESTES CHORUS OF ARGIVE COUNTRY.

Read ELECTRA of The Electra of Euripides by Euripides free of charge on ReadCentral. More than books to choose from. No need to sign-up or to download. ‎The Electra of Euripides has the distinction of being, perhaps, the best abused, and, one might add, not the best understood, of ancient tragedies.

“A singular monument of poetical, or rather unpoetical perversity;” “the very worst of all his pieces;” are, for instance, the phrases applied to it by.

Sophocles's version of the Electra story was written around BCE, and it is difficult to read it without thinking of Euripides's Electra and the middle portion of Aeschylus's trilogy, the Oresteia, which recounts the same events.

When Aeschylus told the story, he did so with an eye to the ethical issues associated with a blood feud. Euripides (Ancient Greek: Εὐριπίδης) (ca. BC BC) was the last of the three great tragedians of classical Athens (the other two being Aeschylus and Sophocles).

Ancient scholars thought that Euripides had written ninety-five plays, although four of those were probably written by Critias/5.

The Electra of Euripides; (Book) Book Details. ISBN. Title. The Electra of Euripides; Author. Murray, Gilbert. Publisher. Wentworth Press. Publication Date.

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About Electra and Other Plays. Euripides, wrote Aristotle, ‘is the most intensely tragic of all the poets’. In his questioning attitude to traditional pieties, disconcerting shifts of sympathy, disturbingly eloquent evil characters and acute insight into destructive passion, he is.

The Electra of Euripides Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.).Pages: In "Electra and Other Plays" we have a collection of five of the classical dramatist Euripides' best plays.

In the title work "Electra", before the events of this play, the Greek general Agamemnon sacrificed a daughter to appease the gods and gain permission to sail for Troy.

His wife. Electra is one of the most popular mythological characters in tragedies. She is the main character in two Greek tragedies, Electra by Sophocles and Electra by is also the central figure in plays by Aeschylus, Alfieri, Voltaire, Hofmannsthal, and Eugene O'Neill.

Her characteristic can be stated as a vengeful soul in the libation bearers, because she plans out an attack with her.

After reading Aeschylus's Oresteia and Seven Against Thebes, Sophocles' Oedipus trilogy, and Euripides' Orestes, however, I was sort of fed up with the first two plays in this book since Electra is another take on Orestes and Electra's matricide, and The Phoenician Women reiterates much of Aeschylus's Seven Against Thebes and takes place /5(30).

Electra Summary. Electra opens in Mycenae, in Ancient Greece. Before we can delve into this story, we need a bit of back story. When Agamemnon, the resident King, returned from the Trojan War, his wife Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus murdered him and usurped the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, Electra, smuggled her brother Orestes out of town so that he could.

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