Helen by Euripides

The play is a unique twist on the story of Helen of Troy, presenting an alternate version where Helen never actually went to Troy but was instead whisked away to Egypt by the gods while a phantom took her place, leading to the infamous Trojan War. In Egypt, the real Helen waits for her husband, Menelaus, to find her, while fending off the advances of the Egyptian king who desires her. When Menelaus finally arrives, he and Helen must concoct a plan to escape together, challenging the audience's perception of the myths surrounding Helen's beauty and the war fought in her name.

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Total Points: 45

Since this book was first published in -412, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 45.0.

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