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Heracles

by Euripides

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Heracles is one of Euripides' lesser known tragedies which is, nevertheless, a masterful example of the playwright's craft.  First performed in 416 BC, Heracles was written in Euridipes' darker and more pessimistic periods in his life.  The length of the Peloponnesian War made Euripides lose his sense of patriotism and simply long for the war to end.  In this play, Heracles, the cultural hero of Sparta, and Theseus, the cultural hero of Athens, are forced together through horrid tragedy.

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