One of antiquity's greatest poets, Euripides (ca. 485-406 B.C.) has been prized in every age for the pathos, terror, surprising plot twists, and intellectual probing of his dramatic creations. He wrote nearly ninety plays, of which eighteen have come down to us (plus a play of unknown authorship long included with his works). In this new Loeb Classical Library edition of Euripides, David Kovacs presents a freshly edited Greek text and an accurate and graceful translation with explanatory notes. 'Cyclops' is a satyr play, the only complete example of this genre to survive. 'Alcesti's tells the story of a woman who agrees - in order to save her husband's life - to die in his place. 'Medea' is the quintessential tragedy of revenge - Medea kills her own children, as well as their father's new wife, to punish him for desertion.