Iphigenia among the Taurians Bacchae Iphigenia at Aulis Rhesus The
four plays newly translated in this volume are among Euripides'
most exciting works. Iphigenia among the Taurians is a story of
escape and contrasting Greek and barbarian civilization, set on the
Black Sea at the edge of the known world. Bacchae, a profound
exploration of the human psyche, deals with the appalling
consequences of resistance to Dionysus, god of wine and unfettered
emotion. This tragedy, which above all others speaks to our
post-Freudian era, is one of Euripides' two last surviving plays.
The second, Iphigenia at Aulis, centres on the ultimate
dysfunctional family as natural emotion is tested in the tragic
crucible of the Greek expedition against Troy. Lastly, Rhesus,
probably the work of another playwright, is a thrilling,
action-packed Iliad in miniature, dealing with a grisly event in
the Trojan War. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's
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Readership: Students of classics, drama and literature.