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By Gary S. Meltzer

Branded through critics from Aristophanes to Nietzsche as sophistic, iconoclastic, and sensationalistic, Euripides has lengthy been held answerable for the loss of life of Greek tragedy. regardless of this popularity, his drama has a essentially conservative personality. It conveys nostalgia for an idealized age that also revered the gods and conventional codes of behavior. utilizing deconstructionist and feminist thought, this 2006 ebook investigates the topic of the misplaced voice of fact and justice in 4 Euripidean tragedies. The performs' risky mixture of eager for a transcendent voice of fact and skeptical research not just epitomizes the discursive perform of Euripides' period but in addition speaks to our postmodern situation. The booklet sheds gentle at the resource of the playwright's tragic strength and enduring charm, revealing the superb relevance of his works for our personal day.

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