Synopses & Reviews
This is an English translation of Euripides' tragedy The Trojan Women about the consequences of war; the victors and the fate of those defeated in war. Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture.
"Trojan Women," a play about the causes and consequences of war, develops the theme of the tragic unpredictability of life. "Iphigenia among the Taurians" and "Ion" exhibit tragic themes and situations (the murder of close relatives); each ends happily with a joyful reunion.
English translation, with introduction, notes and appendices. The Trojan Women is a play on the consequences of war and the fate of those defeated in war and their victors.
English translation of Euripides' tragedy about the consequences of war and the fate of those defeated in war. Introductory essay; appendix on Euripides' "Trojan Tetrology"; a translation of Gorgias' "In Praise of Helen"; suggestions for further reading.
About the Author
Diskin Clay is R.J.R. Nabisco Professor of Classical Studies at Duke University. His previous books include "Paradosis and Survival: Three Chapters in the History of Epicurean Philosophy" (Michigan, 1990) and "Four Island Utopias: Plato's Atlantis, Euhemeros of Messene's Panchaia, Iamboulos' Island of the Sun, & Francis Bacon's New Atlantis," with Andrea Lee Purvis for Focus Publishing.