Ion: A Play After Euripides

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Black Swan Books, 1986 - American drama - 148 pages
Ancient Greek play from circa 414-412 BC about the orphan, Ion, in his search for his origins.

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Dawn Drove the Stars Back
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NOTE ON THE TEXT
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Euripides was born in Attica, Greece probably in 480 B.C. He was the youngest of the three principal fifth-century tragic poets. In his youth he cultivated gymnastic pursuits and studied philosophy and rhetoric. Soon after he received recognition for a play that he had written, Euripides left Athens for the court of Archelaus, king of Macedonia. Fragments of about fifty-five plays survive. Among his best-known plays are Alcestis, Medea and Philoctetes, Electra, Iphigenia in Tauris, The Trojan Women, and Iphigenia in Aulis Iphigenia. He died in Athens in 406 B.C.

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