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Cyclops (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)

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Publisher Comments:

Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. Under the general editorship of Peter Burian and Alan Shapiro, each volume includes a critical introduction, commentary on the text, full stage directions, and a glossary of the mythical and geographical references in the play.

Brimming with lusty comedy and horror, this new version of Euripides' only extant satyr play has been refreshed with all the salty humor, vigorous music, and dramatic shapeliness available in modern American English.

Driven by storms onto the shores of the Cyclops' island, Odysseus and his men find that the Cyclops has already enslaved a company of Greeks. When some of Odysseus' crew are seized and eaten by the Cyclops, Odysseus resorts to spectacular stratagems to free his crew and escape the island. In this powerful work, prize-winning poet Heather McHugh and respected classicist David Konstan combine their talents to create this unusually strong and contemporary tragic-comedy marked by lively lyricism and moral subtlety.

Synopsis:

Brimming with lusty comedy and horror, this new version of Euripides's only extant satyr play has been refreshed with all the salty humor, vigorous music, and dramatic shapeliness in modern American English.

About the Author

Heather McHugh is Milliman Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the University of Washington, Seattle. David Konstan is John Rowe Workman Distinguished Professor of Classics and Chair of the Classics Department at Brown University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195143034
Editor:
McHugh, Heather
Translator:
Konstan, David
Editor:
McHugh, Heather
Author:
null, David
Author:
Euripides
Author:
null, Heather
Author:
McHugh, Heather
Author:
Konstan, David
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Greek & Roman
Subject:
Greek drama (Satyr play)
Subject:
Cyclopes (Greek mythology)
Subject:
Classical Studies | Classical Literature in Translation
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Greek Tragedy in New Translations
Series Volume:
TB 43-0002-38
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
7.6 x 5 x 0.5 in 0.2 lb

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