Synopses & Reviews
This edition of Euripides' Hecuba was first published in 1946 and is suitable for late school and early university students. The introduction covers the development of tragedy, the ancient Greek theatre, play production, the differences between ancient and modern tragedy, Euripides' life, works and reputation, and finally the Hecuba itself. The Greek text is accompanied by extensive notes and a vocabulary.
This volume provides a thorough philological and dramatic commentary on Euripides' Phoenissae, the first detailed commentary in English since 1911.
About the Author
The late Michael Tierney was Professor of Greek, University College Dublin.