Ten Plays (Signet Classics)

By Euripides

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From possibly the best of the traditional Greek playwrights comes this number of performs, together with Alcestis, Hippolytus, Ion, Electra, Iphigenia at Aulis, Iphigenia one of the Taurians, Medea, The Bacchae, The Trojan Women, and The Cyclops.

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