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University of Massachusetts Press, 1986 - Fiction - 112 pages
Among the legends of ancient Greece, there is perhaps no story more compelling than that of Helen. Her surpassing beauty was said to have launched the Greek fleet of a thousand ships to Troy. No woman was so adored and so hated. She was seen as both prize and scapegoat, the promise of bliss and the assurance of doom.

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A less famous play by Euripides in which he presents an alternative reality in which Helen never really went to Troy. Written in the shadow of the Peloponnesian War, the play critically exposes the ... Read full review

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Euripides, the youngest of the three great Athenian playwrights, is thought to have written about ninety-two plays, of which seventeen tragedies and one satyr-play have survived.

ROBERT E. MEAGHER is Professor of Humanities at Hampshire College.

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