Medea & Other Plays DVDs
3 DVD discs.
Euripides further developed the tragedy, instituting the deus ex machina, a prologue with a background, and greater realism. His heroes are less resolute and more psychological, fraught with internal conflict. Here is the revenge of Medea and Hecabe, and the exciting adventures of Heracles in the Underworld.
The Euripides plays are typically covered after a general introduction to the Greek plays since he is known for further development of the tragedy. For instance, the well-known literary device deus ex machina was developed by Euripides. In this course from Memoria Press, the revenge of Medea and Hecabe and the Underworld adventures of Heracles are read and studied with the continuing goal of expressing the Central One Idea. The exercises for each play take the reader through the stages toward that goal: preparation (Pre-Grammar), vocabulary and comprehension questions (Grammar), Socratic discussion questions (Logic) and student essays (Rhetoric). The Book (text of plays) includes Medea, Hecabe, Electra, and Heracles. The Student Book, covering the same plays, is a consumable worktext. The Teacher Guide has the same pages with answers provided plus quizzes for each play and a final exam as well as answers for these. Both books have some general instructional material and teaching notes for each play. The Set includes the Book, Student and Teacher books. The instructional DVDs are a separate purchase. Student - 100 pgs; Teacher 130 pgs, pb. ~ Janice