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The Trojan Women and Other Plays (Oxford World's Classics)

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This volume of Euripides' plays offers new translations of the three great war plays Trojan Women, Hecuba, and Andromache, in which the sufferings of Troy's survivors are harrowingly depicted. With unparalleled intensity, Euripides--whom Aristotle called the most tragic of poets--describes the horrific brutality that both women and children undergo during war. Yet, in the war's aftermath, this brutality is challenged and a new battleground is revealed where the women of Troy evince an overwhelming greatness of spirit.

We weep for the aged Hecuba in her name play and in Trojan Women, while at the same time we admire her resilience amid unrelieved suffering. Andromache, the slave-concubine of her husband's killer, endures her existence in the victor's country with a stoic nobility. Of their time yet timeless, these plays insist on the victory of the female spirit amid the horrors visited on them by the gods and men during war.

Synopsis:

In these three war plays, Euripides subjects the sufferings of Troy's survivors to a harrowing examination. Yet the battleground of the aftermath of war is one in which the women of Troy evince an overwhelming greatness of spirit.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192839879
Translator:
Morwood, James
Introduction:
Hall, Edith
Translator:
Morwood, James
Introduction:
Hall, Edith
Author:
Morwood, James
Author:
null, James
Author:
Euripides
Author:
null, Edith
Author:
Hall, Edith
Author:
Hall, Edith
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Trojan War
Subject:
Greek & Roman
Subject:
Andromache (Legendary character)
Subject:
Classical Studies | Classical Literature in Translation
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
Series Volume:
2905
Publication Date:
20011119
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 map
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
4.9 x 7.4 x 0.5 in 0.4 lb

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