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By Euripides

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From possibly the best of the traditional Greek playwrights comes this choice of performs, together with Alcestis, Hippolytus, Ion, Electra, Iphigenia at Aulis, Iphigenia one of the Taurians, Medea, The Bacchae, The Trojan Women, and The Cyclops.

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