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Alcestis Charles Rowan Beye

Alcestis

Charles Rowan Beye

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ISBN : 9780130434302
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The Alcestis would hardly confirm its authors right to be acclaimed the most tragic of the poets. It is doubtful whether one can call it a tragedy at all. Yet it remains one of the most characteristic and delightful of Euripidean dramas, as wellMoreThe Alcestis would hardly confirm its authors right to be acclaimed the most tragic of the poets. It is doubtful whether one can call it a tragedy at all. Yet it remains one of the most characteristic and delightful of Euripidean dramas, as well as, by modern standards, the most easily actable. And I notice that many judges who display nothing but a fierce satisfaction in sending other plays of that author to the block or the treadmill, show a certain human weakness in sentencing the gentle daughter of Pelias. So begins the introduction to the Alcestis by Euripides. This edition is from the translation of and with a introduction by Gilbert Murray.