Euripides: Helen

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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.
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"Allan's commentary is a valuable and needed contribution to the study and dissemination of Euripides' Helen. It is rich in contextual information, straightforward in its analysis and contentions, and judicious in its treatment of the text. Additionally, it does a significant portion of the necessary work of bringing the last four decades of scholarship to bear upon our reading of the play. For all these reasons, Allan's new commentary will go a long way towards achieving his stated goal of demonstrating that 'Helen is an extraordinary exuberant and inventive drama that deserves to be read (and performed) more widely.'" --BMCR
JACT - John Taylor
this is a fine and timely presentation of a play whose rich complexity is increasingly recognised.'
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521545419
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/31/2008
  • 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)

Meet the Author

William Allan is McConnell Laing Fellow and Tutor in Classical Languages and Literature at University College, Oxford.
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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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  • Posted July 9, 2014

    Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!

    Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!

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