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Hippolytos (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)

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In most versions of the Hippolytos myth, Phaidra is depicted as an utterly debauched character, a woman reduced to shamelessness by the power of Aphrodite. In Euripides' Hippolytos, however--informed by the playwright's moral and religious fascination--we find a Phaidra resisting the goddess of love with all her strength, though in the end unsuccessfully. Phaidra becomes a tragic foil for Hippolytos, making his superhuman virtue at once believable and understandable.

Robert Bagg's profound translation of this Euripidean masterpiece is idiomatic, natural, and intensely lyrical, designed not only to be read but performed. Unlike most versions, Bagg's Hippolytos sustains the dramatic tome and dynamics to the very end--even after Phaidra's death--and the moving scenes between Hippolytos and Theseus, and later Hippolytos' death-scene with Artemis, receive here unprecedented plausibility and power.

About the Author

Robert Bagg is a recipient of the Prix de Rome for poetry and is author of critical studies of Sappho and Catallus.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195072907
Translator:
Bagg, Robert
Author:
Bagg, Robert
Author:
Euripides
Author:
null, Robert
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Hippolytus (greek mythology)
Subject:
Greek & Roman
Subject:
Classical Studies | Classical Literature in Translation
Subject:
Tragedies
Subject:
Hippolytus (Greek mythology) -- Drama.
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Edition Number:
revised
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Greek Tragedy in New Translations Paperback
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
19921031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
230 illus.
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.03x5.38x.28 in. .25 lbs.

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