Herakles Gone Mad: Rethinking Heroism in an Age of Endless War

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Robert E. Meagher
Olive Branch Press, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 152 pages
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Robert Meagher presents a new translation of 'Herakles', Euripides' powerful drama about the trauma of war. A decorated veteran, Herakles must face a final enemy, but in his battle rage he murders his own family, unable to tell them apart. This ancient text retains a direct relevance in the modern world.

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Contents

The World ofHerakles
3
The Drama ofHerakles
35
Select Bibliography
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Robert Emmet Meagher is professor of humanities at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.

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