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Trojan Women (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)

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Among surviving Greek tragedies only Euripides' Trojan Women shows us the extinction of a whole city, an entire people. Despite its grim theme, or more likely because of the centrality of that theme to the deepest fears of our own age, this is one of the relatively few Greek tragedies that regularly finds its way to the stage. Here the power of Euripides' theatrical and moral imagination speaks clearly across the twenty-five centuries that separate our world from his. The theme is really a double one: the suffering of the victims of war, exemplified by the woman who survive the fall of Troy, and the degradation of the victors, shown by the Greeks' reckless and ultimately self-destructive behavior. It offers an enduring picture of human fortitude in the midst of despair. Trojan Women gains special relevance, of course, in times of war. It presents a particularly intense account of human suffering and uncertainty, but one that is also rooted in considerations of power and policy, morality and expedience. Furthermore, the seductions of power and the dangers both of its exercise and of resistance to it as portrayed in Trojan Women are not simply philosophical or rhetorical gambits but part of the lived experience of Euripides' day. And their analogues in our own day lie all too close at hand.

This new powerful translation of Trojan Women includes an illuminating introduction, explanatory notes, a glossary, and suggestions for further reading.

About the Author

Alan Shapiro is Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He is the author of seven books of poetry, and the recipient of several awards and honors.

Peter Burian is Professor of Classical and Comparative Literatures, and Theater Studies at Duke University. His publications include numerous essays on fifth-century BCE playwrights and translations from Aeschylus and Euripides.

Table of Contents

Introduction

On the Translation

Trojan Women

Notes on the Text

Glossary

For Further Reading

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195374933
Author:
Euripides
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Translator:
Shapiro, Alan
Introduction by:
Burian, Peter
Introduction:
Burian, Peter
Editor:
Shapiro, Alan
Author:
null, Peter
Author:
null, Alan
Author:
Burian, Peter
Author:
Shapiro, Alan
Subject:
Trojan War
Subject:
Queens
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Greek & Roman
Subject:
Hecuba (Legendary character)
Subject:
Classical Studies | Classical Literature in Translation
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Greek Tragedy in New Translations
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.10x5.40x.50 in. .45 lbs.

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