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Euripides: Medea (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics)by Euripides
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This edition presents Medea, the most famous play of the Athenian tragedian Euripides, in ancient Greek, with commentary designed for university Greek classes, from second-year Greek upward. It helps students experience a classic drama as they work through the process of careful translation and gives them an appreciation of the work's artistry and its relation to its culture and performance tradition. The introduction summarizes interpretive and cultural issues raised by the play and provides background on important aspects of Greek tragedy, including language, style, and metre.
This title is a comprehensive edition of this classic play aimed at second-year students and above.
Medea was the most famous play of the Athenian tragedian Euripides. This edition helps students and others experience a classic drama as they work through the process of careful translation of the original Greek. The introduction summarizes interpretive and cultural issues and provides background on important aspects of Greek tragedy.
Comprehensive edition of this classic play aimed at second-year students and above.
About the Author
Donald Mastronarde is Melpomene Distinguished Professor of Classical Languages and Literature at the University of California, Berkeley.
Table of Contents
General introduction; Structural elements of Greek tragedy; Language and style; Prosody and metre; MEDEA; Commentary; Appendix: Medea's great monologue.
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