The Heraclean Plays: The Life, Death and Legacy of Heracles as seen in Greek Theater
Compiled and Edited by Ben Potter
Foreword and Introductions by Ben Potter and Anya Leonard
The Heraclean Plays compiles five engaging plays from Euripides and Sophocles that illuminate elements of Heracles’ life, death and legacy. This unique and fascinating collection includes Alcestis, Heracles, Women of Trachis, Children of Heracles, and Philoctetes. Ben Potter weaves together these seemingly unrelated dramas to reveal the hero Heracles as the ancient Greeks would have known him.