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Volume II. Children of Heracles. Hippolytus. Andromache. Hecuba

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One of Athens' greatest poets, Euripides has been prized in every age for the pathos, terror, surprising plot twists, and intellectual probing of his dramatic creations. Here are four of his plays in a new Loeb Classical Library edition.

Hippolytus triumphed in the Athenian dramatic competition of 428 BCE; in modern times it has been judged to be one of Euripides' masterpieces. It tells of the punishment that the goddess Aphrodite inflicts on a young man who refuses to worship her. Hecuba and Andromache recreate the tragic stories of two noble Trojan women after their city's fall. Children of Heracles, probably first produced in 430, soon after the Spartan invasion of Attica, celebrates an incident long a source of Athenian pride: the city's protection of the sons and daughters of the dead Heracles.

In this second volume of the new Loeb Euripides David Kovacs gives us a freshly edited Greek text facing an accurate and graceful prose translation. Explanatory notes clarify allusions and nuances, and a brief introduction to each play is provided.

Synopsis:

Euripides (c. 485-406 BCE) has been prized in every age for his emotional and intellectual drama. Eighteen of his ninety or so plays survive complete, including Medea, Hippolytus, and Bacchae, one of the great masterpieces of the tragic genre. Fragments of his lost plays also survive.

About the Author

David Kovacs is Professor of Classics at the University of Virginia.

Table of Contents

Children Of Heracles

Introduction

Text and Translation

Hippolytus

Introduction

Text and Translation

Andromache

Introduction

Text and Translation

Hecuba

Introduction

Text and Translation

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674995338
Editor:
Kovacs, David
Author:
Euripides
Editor:
Kovacs, David
Author:
Kovacs, David
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge :
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Mythology, Greek
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Greek drama
Subject:
Tragedies
Subject:
Euripides, d. 406 b.c.
Subject:
Greek & Roman
Subject:
Mythology, Greek -- Drama.
Subject:
Euripides--Translations into English
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Subject:
HISTORY / Ancient / Greece
Subject:
LITERARY CRITICISM / Ancient & Classical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Loeb Classical Library
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
February 1995
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
6 x 4 x 1 in 12 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Euripides (c. 485-406 BCE) has been prized in every age for his emotional and intellectual drama. Eighteen of his ninety or so plays survive complete, including Medea, Hippolytus, and Bacchae, one of the great masterpieces of the tragic genre. Fragments of his lost plays also survive.
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