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Suppliant Women. Electra. Heracles

Suppliant Women. Electra. Heracles


Edited and translated by David Kovacs

ISBN 9780674995666

Publication date: 09/01/1998

Three plays by ancient Greece’s third great tragedian.

One of antiquity's greatest poets, Euripides has been prized in every age for the pathos, terror, and intellectual probing of his dramatic creations. The new Loeb Classical Library edition of his plays is in six volumes.

Volume III contains three plays. Suppliant Women reflects on the rule of law; Electra gives Euripides' version of the legend of Clytaemestra's murder by her children; Heracles testifies to the fragility of human happiness.


  • David Kovacs is Hugh H. Obear Professor of Classics at the University of Virginia.

Book Details

  • 464 pages
  • 4-1/4 x 6-3/8 inches
  • Harvard University Press

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