Journals Higher Education



Published: 20 January 2007

260 Pages

ISBN: 9780856687792

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Euripides: Suppliant Women

James Morwood

Liverpool University Press

Aris and Phillips Classical Texts

A group of Argive women has come to Eleusis to ask King Theseus and his city of Athens to bring about the burial of their sons who are being denied it by their Theban conquerors. Theseus is confronted with a challenge which at first he declines to take up, but then does so magnificently. The range of the play's debate is astonishing.