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By Gary S. Meltzer

Branded by means of critics from Aristophanes to Nietzsche as sophistic, iconoclastic, and sensationalistic, Euripides has lengthy been held accountable for the dying of Greek tragedy. regardless of this recognition, his drama has a essentially conservative personality. It conveys nostalgia for an idealized age that also revered the gods and standard codes of behavior. utilizing deconstructionist and feminist concept, this publication investigates the topic of the misplaced voice of fact and justice in 4 Euripidean tragedies. The performs' volatile mixture of eager for a transcendent voice of fact and skeptical research not just epitomizes the discursive perform of Euripides' period but additionally speaks to our postmodern situation. The booklet sheds new mild at the resource of the playwright's tragic strength and enduring allure, revealing the staggering relevance of his works for our personal day.

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