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Euripides: Helen (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics)

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This up-to-date edition offers a detailed literary and cultural analysis of Euripides' Helen, a work which arguably embodies the variety and dynamism of fifth-century Athenian tragedy more than any other surviving play. The story of an exemplary wife (not an adulteress) who went to Egypt (not to Troy), Euripides' 'new Helen' skilfully transforms and supplants earlier currents of literature and myth. The Introduction elucidates Euripides' treatment of Helen and sets the play in its wider intellectual context. It also discusses questions of genre and reception, rejecting such descriptions as 'tragicomedy' or 'romantic tragedy', and showing how later artists have responded to Euripides' unorthodox heroine and her phantom double. The Commentary's notes on language and style are intended to make Helen fully accessible to readers of Greek at all levels, while the edition as a whole is designed for use by anyone with an interest in Greek tragedy.

Synopsis:

Detailed commentary, suitable for students, on one of the most skilful and original Greek tragedies.

Synopsis:

Offers a detailed literary and cultural analysis of Euripides' Helen, a work which arguably embodies the variety and dynamism of fifth-century Athenian tragedy more than any other surviving play. The Commentary's notes on language and style make the play fully accessible to readers of Greek at all levels.

About the Author

William Allan is McConnell Laing Fellow and Tutor in Classical Languages and Literature at University College, Oxford

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Euripides and Athens; 2. The figure of Helen in early Greek culture; 3. Helen on stage; 4. The 'New Helen'; 5. The production; 6. A tragedy of ideas; 7. Genre; 8. Helen transformed; 9. The text and its transmission; Helen; Commentary.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521545419
Author:
Euripides
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Allan, William
Author:
Allan, William
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Helen of Troy (Greek mythology)
Subject:
Classics-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
396
Dimensions:
8.45x5.50x.96 in. 1.18 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Detailed commentary, suitable for students, on one of the most skilful and original Greek tragedies.
"Synopsis" by , Offers a detailed literary and cultural analysis of Euripides' Helen, a work which arguably embodies the variety and dynamism of fifth-century Athenian tragedy more than any other surviving play. The Commentary's notes on language and style make the play fully accessible to readers of Greek at all levels.
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