Summer Reading B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Lists | July 29, 2015

    Edward Carey: IMG 10 Best Books by Writer-Illustrators



    As a child who loved books I was fascinated by the illustrations just as much as the text. The same is true for me today, and I'm happy to be among... Continue »
    1. $11.89 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Foulsham (Iremonger Series #2)

      Edward Carey 9781468309546

    spacer

On Order

Greek Language Edition

$37.25
New Trade Paper
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse Foreign Languages- Greek, Ancient (to 1453)

Euripides: Alcestis (Classical Texts,)

by

Euripides: Alcestis (Classical Texts,) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The theme of Euripides' Alcestis blends the primitive folk-tale of the self-sacrificing bride, Alcestis, and of Heracles' heroic struggles with the ogre Death, with a morality tale of virtue rewarded, in this case twice rewarded. The Alcestis is the only tragedy which we know to have been produced in the position usually allotted (at the Athenian tragic festivals) to the semi-comic satyrplay. Like a satyr-play, it has a happy ending but does the poet intend his audience to interpret the play in quite such simple terms? Opinions differ widely but the ironic, slightly mocking tone of the play suggest, at least to some critics, that more sombre meanings may lie beneath the surface of this beautifully constructed little masterpiece. Greek text with facing translation, commentary and notes. (Aris and Phillips 1988)

Synopsis:

Text with facing translation, commentary and notes. (Aris and Phillips 1988)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780856682353
Editor:
Conacher, D.
Publisher:
Aris & Phillips
Editor:
Conacher, D.
Author:
Euripides
Location:
Warminster, Wiltshire, England :
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Tragedies
Subject:
Alcestis (Greek mythology)
Subject:
Alcestis (Greek mythology) -- Drama.
Subject:
Alcestis
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 22-28.
Series:
Classical texts,
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20040131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
iv, 199 p.
Dimensions:
8.42x6.20x.52 in. .77 lbs.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Drama » General
Fiction and Poetry » Classics » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Birds » Birdwatching
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Birds » General
Science and Mathematics » Ornithology » General Ornithology and Birding

Euripides: Alcestis (Classical Texts,) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$37.25 Backorder
Product details iv, 199 p. pages Aris & Phillips - Greek, Ancient (to 1453) 9780856682353 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Text with facing translation, commentary and notes. (Aris and Phillips 1988)
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.