I just joined. I thought I would throw in my support. I don't want to marry Euripides or make mad love to him with Sappho watching (that's kinda weird), but I love reading his tragedies.
I read Hecuba last week, among others the past two months. :D
I'm new to this community and justed to say hi.
Even though I've read and love Medea and The Bacchae I want to familerize myself with more of Euripides' work.
Can anyone recommend a comprehensive book or set of books of his work?
Thanks in advance.
Shame we can't get the ol' Euripides flame burning. Aww! Look at his little face, his little wounded face, at the patent lack of interest this community is showing him.
How are people feeling about Hippolytus
And there was my paltry effort at promoting a discussion.
I read "The Trojan Women" yesterday for the first time. *sniffle* So sad and depressing, and oh my gosh after reading Homer it is such a contrast. I actually found it quite shocking. So anti-war (go Euripides!) No attempts to paint the horrors of war in glory - there's no glory here at all. It's all very very human... and I think that's what I loved about it.
(It's just sad that now, 2000 years later, despite so much anti-war spirit throughout the ages, the world still hasn't learned to stop fighting. :P)
Um, so, I just wanted to post something. Yes... any thoughts? Etc.? ^_^
This is the coolest community. Ever. Why does nobody post in here?!?
I -heart- Euripides!! He is better than sliced bread. Yes.
Is anybody alive out there? *peers*