Synopses & Reviews
Eighteen of the ninety or so plays composed by Euripides between 455 and 406 BCE survive in a complete form and are included in the first six volumes of the Loeb Euripides. A further fifty-two tragedies and eleven satyr plays, including a few of disputed authorship, are known from ancient quotations and references and from numerous papyri discovered since 1880. No more than one-fifth of any play is represented, but many can be reconstructed with some accuracy in outline, and many of the fragments are striking in themselves. The extant plays and the fragments together make Euripides by far the best known of the classic Greek tragedians.
This edition of the fragments, concluded in this second volume, offers the first complete English translation together with a selection of testimonia bearing on the content of the plays. The texts are based on the recent comprehensive edition of R. Kannicht. A general Introduction discusses the evidence for the lost plays. Each play is prefaced by a select bibliography and an introductory discussion of its mythical background, plot, and location of the fragments, general character, chronology, and impact on subsequent literary and artistic traditions.
Euripides (c. 485-406 BCE) has been prized in every age for his emotional and intellectual drama. Eighteen of his ninety or so plays survive complete, including Medea, Hippolytus, and Bacchae, one of the great masterpieces of the tragic genre. Fragments of his lost plays also survive.
About the Author
Christopher Collardis Emeritus Professor of Classics at the <>University of Wales, Swansea.Martin Croppis Professor Emeritus of Greek and Roman Studies at the <>University of Calgary, Canada.
Table of Contents
- Temenidae and Temenus
- Temenidae or Temenus
- Phrixus a and b
- Phrixus a
- Phrixus b
- Phrixus a or b
Fragments of Unidentified Plays
Doubtful or Spurious Fragments
Appendix: Critias or Euripides?