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Euripides: Cyclops (Euripides)

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The only extant satyr play of Euripides, the Cyclops abounds in lusty comedy and horror: Odysseus and his men, driven by storms onto Cyclops' shores, find that the Cyclops has aready enslaved a company of Greeks. When some of Odysseus' crew are seized and eaten by the cyclops Odysseus resorts to spectacular strategems to free his crew and escape the island. This distinguished poet's version of the CYCLOPS refreshes the work with all the salty humour, vigorous music, anddramatic shapeliness available in modern American English. McHugh, a prize-winning poet, and Konstan, a respected classicist, combine their talents to create this new addition to the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series. Each play in the series, meant for the non-specialist reader, is preceded by a critical introduction and is accompanied by notes designed to clarify obscure references and to explain the conventions of the Athenian stage. Euripides' Cyclops is the only complete surviving example of a Satyric drama. The Satyr-play drama has a nature entirely of its own, neither tragic nor comic, but something between the two. Its most distinctive feature is its chorus of Satyrs, strange creatures, half goat and half men, the attendants of Dionysus. This edition was originally published by Cambridge University Press and is intended for students who have previously read little or no Greek drama. The notes provide linguistic help and more difficult verb forms are given separately in the vocabulary. There is also an additional vocabulary of particles and of cases to assist the relative beginner. Literary questions raised by the play are dealt with and the role of the Satyr-play in the growth of Greek tragedy is explored.

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The only complete surviving example of the satyric drama, which by its nature is neither tragic nor comic, but something between the two. It is intended for students who have previously read little or no Greek drama and notes provide linguistic help and difficult verb forms are given separately.

Synopsis:

Euripides' "Cyclops" is the only complete surviving example of a Satyric drama. The Satyr-play drama has a nature entirely of its own, neither tragic nor comic, but something between the two. Its most distinctive feature is its chorus of Satyrs, strange creatures, half goat and half men, the attendants of Dionysus. This edition was originally published by Cambridge University Press and is intended for students who have previously read little or no Greek drama. The notes provide linguistic help and more difficult verb forms are given separately in the vocabulary. There is also an additional vocabulary of particles and of cases to assist the relative beginner. Literary questions raised by the play are dealt with and the role of the Satyr-play in the growth of Greek tragedy is explored.

Synopsis:

Euripides' "Cyclops" is the only complete surviving example of a Satyric drama

About the Author

D.M. Simmonds and R.R. Timberlake both taught Classics at Stowe.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781853995231
Author:
Simmonds, D. M.
Publisher:
Bristol Classical Press
Author:
Timberlake, R. R.
Author:
Euripides
Subject:
Theater - General
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Readers
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Ancient Languages - General
Subject:
Greek & Roman
Subject:
Ancient Languages
Subject:
Ancient & Classical
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Euripides
Publication Date:
19980131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
Greek, Modern (after 1453)
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.7 x 5.6 x 0.3 in 1 lb

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The only complete surviving example of the satyric drama, which by its nature is neither tragic nor comic, but something between the two. It is intended for students who have previously read little or no Greek drama and notes provide linguistic help and difficult verb forms are given separately.
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Euripides' "Cyclops" is the only complete surviving example of a Satyric drama. The Satyr-play drama has a nature entirely of its own, neither tragic nor comic, but something between the two. Its most distinctive feature is its chorus of Satyrs, strange creatures, half goat and half men, the attendants of Dionysus. This edition was originally published by Cambridge University Press and is intended for students who have previously read little or no Greek drama. The notes provide linguistic help and more difficult verb forms are given separately in the vocabulary. There is also an additional vocabulary of particles and of cases to assist the relative beginner. Literary questions raised by the play are dealt with and the role of the Satyr-play in the growth of Greek tragedy is explored.
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