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Medea (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)

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Publisher Comments:

The Greek Tragedy in New Translations series is based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves, or who work in collaboration with poets, can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of the great Greek writers. These new translations are more than faithful to the original text, going beyond the literal meaning in order to evoke the poetic intensity and rich metaphorical texture of the Greek language.

Euripides was one of the most popular and controversial of all the Greek tragedians, and his plays are marked by an independence of thought, ingenious dramatic devices, and a subtle variety of register and mood. Medea, is a story of betrayal and vengeance. Medea, incensed that her husband Jason would leave her for another after the many sacrifices she has made for him, murders both his new bride and their own children in revenge. It is an excellent example of the prominence and complexity that Euripides gave to female characters. This new translation does full justice to the lyricism of Euripides original work, while a new introduction provides a guide to the play, complete with interesting details about the traditions and social issues that influenced Euripides's world.

About the Author

Michael Collier is a professor of English at the University of Maryland. The Ledge, his most recent book of poems, was a finalist for both the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Georgia Ann Machemer, Ph.D. is currently a visiting assistant professor in Classics at Duke University, and a fixed-term lecturer in Classics and History at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Table of Contents

Introduction

On the Translation

Medea

Notes on the Text

Glossary

Further Reading

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195145663
Author:
Euripides
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Translator:
Machemer, Georgia Ann
Translator:
Collier, Michael
Editor:
Collier, Michael
Editor:
Machemer, Georgia Ann
Author:
null, Georgia
Author:
null, Michael
Author:
Georgia Machemer
Author:
Collier, Michael
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Medea (greek mythology)
Subject:
Greek & Roman
Subject:
Classical Studies | Classical Literature in Translation
Subject:
Classical Studies
Subject:
Classical Literature in Translation
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Greek Tragedy in New Translations
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, maps
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.02x5.43x.26 in. .26 lbs.

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