Tragedy and Patriotism in Euripides’s Heracleidae

Euripides's Heracleidae is as much a play about the nobility of Athenian patriotism, as it is a warning to a city at war. It was most likely written during the Peloponnesian War, perhaps between 430 B.C. and 429 B.C. Thucydides writes of an occasion in which five members of the Peloponnesian League were seized by allies … Continue reading Tragedy and Patriotism in Euripides’s Heracleidae