Cyclops / Edition 1 by Euripides | 9780195143034 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Cyclops / Edition 1

Cyclops / Edition 1

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by Euripides
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195143035

ISBN-13: 9780195143034

Pub. Date: 04/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. Under the general editorship

Overview

Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. Under the general editorship of Peter Burian and Alan Shapiro, each volume includes a critical introduction, commentary on the text, full stage directions, and a glossary of the mythical and geographical references in the play.

Brimming with lusty comedy and horror, this new version of Euripides' only extant satyr play has been refreshed with all the salty humor, vigorous music, and dramatic shapeliness available in modern American English.

Driven by storms onto the shores of the Cyclops' island, Odysseus and his men find that the Cyclops has already enslaved a company of Greeks. When some of Odysseus' crew are seized and eaten by the Cyclops, Odysseus resorts to spectacular stratagems to free his crew and escape the island. In this powerful work, prize-winning poet Heather McHugh and respected classicist David Konstan combine their talents to create this unusually strong and contemporary tragic-comedy marked by lively lyricism and moral subtlety.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195143034
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Series:
Greek Tragedy in New Translations Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
907,537
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1260L (what's this?)

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