By Pietro Pucci

In this provocative ebook, Pietro Pucci explores what he sees as Euripides's progressive literary paintings. whereas students have lengthy pointed to subversive parts in Euripides’s performs, Pucci is going a step extra in deciding upon a Euripidean software of enlightened proposal enacted via rigorously wrought textual thoughts. the motive force at the back of this software is Euripides’s wish to subvert the conventional anthropomorphic view of the Greek gods—a trust process that during his view strips people in their independence and skill to behave correctly and justly. rather than fatuous non secular ideals, Athenians want the knowledge and the energy to navigate the demanding situations and problems of life.

Throughout his lifetime, Euripides discovered himself the objective of excessive feedback and mock. He was once accused of marketing new principles that have been thought of harmful. Like his modern, Socrates, he used to be thought of a corrupting impact. No ask yourself, then, that Euripides needed to perform his revolution "under cover." Pucci lays out a number of the methods the playwright skillfully inserted his philosophical rules into the textual content via cutting edge suggestions of plot improvement, language and composition, and creation innovations that subverted the routinely staged anthropomorphic gods.

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