Helen (Euripides)

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English-language translations of
Ἑλένη (Helen)
by Euripides

Ἑλένη (Helenē, Latin: Helena), is a tragedy written by Euripides, and first produced in 412 BCE. The play was written just after the disastrous Sicilian Expedition, and deems war to be the root of all evil. It takes the unusual premise, which Herodotus argued in his Histories, that Helen had never in fact arrived at Troy, but was in Egypt during the entire Trojan War, and that the Helen who escaped with Paris, betraying her husband and her country and initiating the ten-year conflict, was actually an eidolon, a phantom look-alike.

English-language translations of Ἑλένη include:

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