Hecuba

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Nick Hern, 2005 - Drama - 67 pages

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Hecuba, deposed queen of Troy, has seen her husband humiliated, her son murdered and her daughter sacrificed. Her grief turns to anger and she enacts a bloody vengeance on those responsible for the destruction of her family.

This English translation of Euripides' classic tragedy, published in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series, is translated and introduced by Marianne McDonald.

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Euripides was born in Attica, Greece probably in 480 B.C. He was the youngest of the three principal fifth-century tragic poets. In his youth he cultivated gymnastic pursuits and studied philosophy and rhetoric. Soon after he received recognition for a play that he had written, Euripides left Athens for the court of Archelaus, king of Macedonia. Fragments of about fifty-five plays survive. Among his best-known plays are Alcestis, Medea and Philoctetes, Electra, Iphigenia in Tauris, The Trojan Women, and Iphigenia in Aulis Iphigenia. He died in Athens in 406 B.C.

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