Show Synopsis

Modern readers find it hard to come to terms with the gods in Euripides' dramas. Readers try to dismiss them as a literary convention. Stage productions leave them out, especially in the cases when they appear ex machina . Instead, they place disproportionate emphasis on the harsh criticisms of the gods uttered by some of the characters in the dramas, and have sought to interpret Euripides ironically, viewing his portrayal of the cruel and capricious gods as a means of drawing attention to the deficiencies of ancient Greek ...

Customer Reviews

Write a Review


This item doesn't have extra editions

loading
    • eBook Details

    Rent eBook (2 Options)

    Buy eBook

    eBook iconEPUB eBookEuripides and the Gods
    $13.00
    digital devices

    This is a digital edition of this title.

    See Item Details
    • Title: Euripides and the Gods by Mary Lefkowitz
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press Academic US
    • Print ISBN: 9780199752058, 0199752052
    • eText ISBN: 9780190623609
    • Edition: 2015
    • Format: EPUB eBook
    • This is a digital eBook
      Nothing will be shipped to you
    • Works with web browsers and the VitalSource app on all Windows, Mac, Chromebook, Kindle Fire, iOS, and Android devices
    • Most eBooks are returnable within 14 days of purchase
    • Questions? See our eBook FAQ