Cyclops / Edition 1

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195143034
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Series: Greek Tragedy in New Translations Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 565,036
  • Lexile: 1260L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Heather McHugh is Milliman Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the University of Washington, Seattle. David Konstan is John Rowe Workman Distinguished Professor of Classics and Chair of the Classics Department at Brown University.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2012

    Meh

    Thouh I'm sure this is a great story, I personally find that there are too many symbols that appear as gibberish, making it hard to read.

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    Posted July 9, 2012

    Fuck anyone who hates this book

    Gooooooooood booooooook

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