Euripides: Phoenissae

Euripides: Phoenissae

by Euripides
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521410711

ISBN-13: 9780521410717

Pub. Date: 02/17/1994

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This volume provides a thorough philological and dramatic commentary on Euripides' Phoenissae, the first detailed commentary in English since 1911. An introduction surveys the play, its possible date, features of the original production, the background of Theban myth, the general problem of interpolation, and the textual tradition. The commentary treats the

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This volume provides a thorough philological and dramatic commentary on Euripides' Phoenissae, the first detailed commentary in English since 1911. An introduction surveys the play, its possible date, features of the original production, the background of Theban myth, the general problem of interpolation, and the textual tradition. The commentary treats the constitution of the text, noteworthy features of diction and style, dramatic technique and structure, and the controversies over possible later additions to the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521410717
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/17/1994
Series:
Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries Series, #29
Pages:
684
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.61(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: 1. The play; 2. The problem of date and companion plays; 3. Features of the original production; 4. Thebaid myth and Phoenissae; 5. The Peisander scholion and Chrysippus; 6. The problem of interpolation; 7. The text; Phoenissae; Commentary; Appendix: The poetic topography of Thebes; Abbreviations and Bibliography; Indexes.

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