At a glance:
- Author: Euripides
- First Published: 430
- Type of Work: Drama
- Type of Plot: Tragedy
- Setting: Before the temple of Zeus at Marathon
- Characters: Iolaus, Copreus, Demophon, Macaria, Alcmene, Eurystheus
- Genres: Drama, Tragedy
- Subjects: Mythology or myths, Legends, Gods or goddesses, Heroes or heroism, Greek or Roman times, Greece or Greek people, Peloponnesian War
- Locales: Europe, Greece, Greece, ancient, Marathon, Greece
Iolaus, the aged warrior friend of the dead Herakles, together with Alcmene and the Herakleidae, the children of Herakles, have for years been wandering over Greece seeking a refuge from Eurystheus, king of Argos. No city dares to take them in against the command of the powerful Argive ruler. At last the wanderers arrive in Athens. There, while resting at the temple of Zeus, they are immediately confronted by Copreus, the herald of Eurystheus, who demands that they proceed at once to Argos and submit to death by stoning. Iolaus staunchly refuses, and when Copreus...
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