Heracles

Euripides


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Heracles is an Athenian tragedy by Euripides that was first performed c. 416 BCE. While Heracles is in the underworld obtaining Cerberus for one of his labours, his father Amphitryon, wife Megara, and children are sentenced to death in Thebes by Lycus. Heracles arrives in time to save them, though the goddesses Iris and Madness (personified) cause him to kill his wife and children in a frenzy.

Part of the Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Great Books of the Western World set.

This book has 36 pages in the PDF version. This translation by E. P. Coleridge was originally published in 1891.

Production notes: This ebook of Heracles was published by Global Grey in 2018.

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