Euripides | Critical Essay by Thomas G. Rosenmeyer

This literature criticism consists of approximately 26 pages of analysis & critique of Euripides.
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Critical Essay by Thomas G. Rosenmeyer

SOURCE: Thomas G. Rosenmeyer, "Bacchae and Ion: Tragedy and Religion," in The Masks of Tragedy: Essays on Six Greek Dramas, University of Texas Press, 1963, pp. 103-52.

In the essay that follows, Rosenmeyer discusses the conversion of Admetus in Alcestis, which centers around the dramatic depiction of death in the play.

In Homer's Iliad the uneasy truce which accompanies the duel between Menelaus and Paris is, after the disgraceful withdrawal of Paris, broken by Athena, who persuades a lesser Trojan, Pandarus, to shoot Menelaus (4.104, tr. Richmond Lattimore):

Straightway he unwrapped his bow, of the
  polished horn from
a running wild goat he himself had shot in
  the chest once,
lying in wait for the goat in a covert as it
  stepped down
from the rock, and hit...

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