Synopses & Reviews
The Penn Greek Drama Series presents original literary translations of the entire corpus of classical Greek drama: tragedies, comedies, and satyr plays. It is the only contemporary series of all the surviving work of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander.This volume includes translations by Eleanor Wilner with Ines Azar (Medea), Marilyn Nelson (Hecuba), Donald Junkins (Andromache), and Daniel Mark Epstein (The Bacchae).
Euripides is, of the three great Attic tragedians, perhaps the most contemporary in sensibility. This volume contains four of his plays, largely about women, in translations that reveal the complexities of these strong figures--even the towering, murderous Medea can be seen in a sympathetic light. Continues the Penn Greek Drama Series.