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The Phoenician Women

By Euripides

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Book Id: WPLBN0002171565
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Reproduction Date: 11/5/2012

Title: The Phoenician Women  
Author: Euripides
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Fine Arts, Classics
Collections: Plays, Authors Community, Military Science, Fine Arts, Naval Science, Literature, History, Political Science
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Publisher: A. S. Kline

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Euripides,. (n.d.). The Phoenician Women. Retrieved from http://self.gutenberg.org/


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The Phoenician Women is a tragedy by Euripides. The title refers to the Greek chorus, which is composed of Phoenician women on their way to Delphi who are trapped in Thebes by the war. The chorus represents the innocent and neutral people that very often are found in the middle of war situations. Patriotism is a significant theme in the story, as Polynices talks a great deal about his love for the city of Thebes but has brought an army to destroy it; Creon is also forced to make a choice between saving the city and saving the life of his son. Euripides wrote the play around 408 BC, under the influence of a big defeat of his homeland, Athens, which then faced a military disaster.

 

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