Euripides (Mahaffy)

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EURIPIDES






J. P. MAHAFFY

Classical Writers.
Edited by John Richard Green.

EURIPIDES.

BY

J. P. MAHAFFY, A.M.,

FELLOW OF TRINITY COLLEGE
AND
PROFESSOR OF ANCIENT HISTORY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF DUBLIN.

NEW YORK:
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY,
549 & 551 BROADWAY.
1879.

CONTENTS

Chapter I.
PAGE
HIS AGE AND SURROUNDINGS 5
Chapter II.
THE POET'S LIFE AND STUDIES 26
Chapter III.
SURVEY OF HIS WORKS 39
Chapter IV.
HIS PLOTS 45
Chapter V.
DRAMAS OF CHARACTER AND OF SITUATION—THE CYCLOPS 65
Chapter VI.
SPECIAL CHARACTERS—HEROINES 88
Chapter VII.
HEROES, HERALDS, SLAVES 101
Chapter VIII.
HIS LYRIC POETRY—CHORAL ODES, MONODIES 111
Chapter IX.
PROLOGUES, EPILOGUES, LESSER CHARACTERISTICS 120
Chapter X.
THE HISTORY AND FORTUNES OF HIS WORKS 128



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EURIPIDES–J. P. MAHAFFY



Edited by J. R. GREEN




This work was published before January 1, 1927, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.