9780199537969

Medea and Other Plays

  • ISBN 13:

    9780199537969

  • ISBN 10:

    0199537968

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 02/15/2009
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

Euripides was one of the most popular and controversial of all Greek tragedians, and his plays are marked by an independence of thought, ingenious dramatic devices, and a subtle variety of register and mood. He is also remarkable for the prominence he gave to female characters, whether heroines of virtue or vice. This new translation does full justice to Euripides's range of tone and gift of narrative. A lucid introduction provides substantial analysis of each play, complete with vital explanations of the traditions and background to Euripides's world. Contains: Medea; Hippolytus; Electra; Helen

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