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Helen Euripides

Helen

Euripides

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ISBN : 9780195028706
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Transcending the literal bounds of genre, Euripides Helen has been characterized as both a comedy and a tragedy. In this evocative translation by James Michie and Colin Leach, Euripides delicate balance - in all its subtlety of texture and tone -MoreTranscending the literal bounds of genre, Euripides Helen has been characterized as both a comedy and a tragedy. In this evocative translation by James Michie and Colin Leach, Euripides delicate balance - in all its subtlety of texture and tone - is beautifully captured.The reader encounters myriad reversals, worlds - real/ideal, tragic/comic - surprisingly juxtaposed and, as in any story of Helen, the pathos of the impossible, all allowing Euripides to comment of the futility of war and the difficult distinction between appearance and reality.Originally written in 412BC.