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Published: 15 August 2008

400 Pages | 7 halftones

ISBN: 9780199534487

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The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Herakles

Reasoning Madness

Kathleen Riley

Oxford Classical Monographs

  • The first full study of the reception of Euripides' Herakles
  • Illustrates the ways in which readers have tried to "reason" or make sense of the hero's madness, often reflecting contemporary views of mental illness
  • Explores the response to the play of writers as varied as Seneca, Shakespeare, Robert Browning, and Archibald MacLeish

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