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Title: Stories from Greek Tragedies
Author: Kieran McGovern
ISBN: 978-0-195462-36-4
Genre: Adventure, Classics, Short stories
Level: 2
Module:

Getting along with others
Cultures of the world

Teenage life


King Oedipus has ruled Thebes well for many years. When a plague strikes the city, Oedipus is determined to find the murderer who has caused it. To his horror, he discovers the murderer's true identity.

Creon forbids any citizen to bury Polynices, the son of Oedipus, who died in battle. Brave Antigone feels that she must defend her brother Polynices' honour - at any price.

Medea is full of bitterness when her husband Jason leaves her and her two sons to marry a young Corinthian princess. She plans to take her revenge.

Queen Clytemnestra helps to murder the king and forces her daughter Electra out of the palace by marrying her to a poor shepherd. Electra decides to punish those responsible.

The greed, courage, love and jealousy of the characters make these stories as sad and moving today as they were to the ancient Greeks. Read on to discover the strengths and weaknesses of man.


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