Euripides: Helen

Euripides: Helen

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by Euripides
     
 

Among the legends of ancient Greece, there is perhaps no story more compelling than that of Helen. Her surpassing beauty was said to have launched the Greek fleet of a thousand ships to Troy. No woman was so adored and so hated. She was seen as both prize and scapegoat, the promise of bliss and the assurance of doom. See more details below

Overview

Among the legends of ancient Greece, there is perhaps no story more compelling than that of Helen. Her surpassing beauty was said to have launched the Greek fleet of a thousand ships to Troy. No woman was so adored and so hated. She was seen as both prize and scapegoat, the promise of bliss and the assurance of doom.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521545419
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2008
Series:
Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.94(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Euripides and Athens; 2. The figure of Helen in early Greek culture; 3. Helen on stage; 4. The 'New Helen'; 5. The production; 6. A tragedy of ideas; 7. Genre; 8. Helen transformed; 9. The text and its transmission; Helen; Commentary.

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