The Resource Ion, Euripides ; translated by W.S. Di Piero ; introduction, notes, and commentary by Peter Burian, (electronic book)

Ion, Euripides ; translated by W.S. Di Piero ; introduction, notes, and commentary by Peter Burian, (electronic book)

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Ion
Title
Ion
Statement of responsibility
Euripides ; translated by W.S. Di Piero ; introduction, notes, and commentary by Peter Burian
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Language
eng
Summary
One of Euripides' late plays, Ion tells the story of Kreousa, queen of Athens, and her son by the god Apollo. Apollo raped Kreousa; she secretly abandoned their child, assuming thereafter that the god had allowed him to die. Ion, however, is saved to become a ward of Apollo's temple at Delphi. In the play, Kreousa and her husband Xouthos go to Delphi to seek a remedy for their childlessness; Apollo, speaking through his oracle, gives Ion to Xouthos as a son, enraging the apparently still childless Kreousa. Mother tries to kill son, son traps mother at an altar and is about to do her violence; just then, Apollo's priestess appears to reveal the birth tokens that permit Kreousa to recognize and embrace the child she thought she had lost forever. Ion must accept Apollo's duplicity along with his benevolence toward his son. Disturbing riptides of thought and feeling run just below the often shimmering surface of this masterpiece of Euripidean melodrama. Despite Ion's "happy ending," the concatenation of mistaken identities, failed intrigues, and misdirected violence enacts a gripping and serious drama. Euripides leaves the audience to come to terms with the shifting relations of god and mortals in his complex and equivocal interpretation of myth
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Ion
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Euripides
Index
no index present
LC call number
PA3975.I6
LC item number
D5 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
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Di Piero, W. S
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  • Ion (Greek mythology)
  • Mythology, Greek
  • Ion
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Ion, Euripides ; translated by W.S. Di Piero ; introduction, notes, and commentary by Peter Burian, (electronic book)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent
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ebr10278020
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unknown
Extent
ix, 99 p.
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electronic
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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Original electronic resource
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Electronic resource.
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Label
Ion, Euripides ; translated by W.S. Di Piero ; introduction, notes, and commentary by Peter Burian, (electronic book)
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10278020
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 99 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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