Heraclidae

Heraclidae

by Antonio Euripides
     
 
This edition and commentary provides an introduction to one of Euripides' less well-known plays, and describes and enormous value of the text for our understanding of Athenian drama, religion, and society. Despite the excellent commentaries of Elmsley (1812) and Pearson ( 1907), and powerful articles Wilamowitz, the play has not been given the notice it deserves. This

Overview

This edition and commentary provides an introduction to one of Euripides' less well-known plays, and describes and enormous value of the text for our understanding of Athenian drama, religion, and society. Despite the excellent commentaries of Elmsley (1812) and Pearson ( 1907), and powerful articles Wilamowitz, the play has not been given the notice it deserves. This edition interprets the play in a wide cultural setting, considering unorthodox aspects of the structure of the drama, but placing particular emphases on the cults and myths of Heracles in Attica, on his apotheosis and marriage, on his association with the young and most of all on the two most striking rituals in the play

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From the Publisher
"Will deserve the gratitude of future students of Euripides."—Bryn Mawr Classical Review

"I welcome Wilkins' edition and commentary as an important contribution to Euripidean studies....It should inspire renewed attention and respect for Euripides' political plays."—The Classical Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783598713286
Publisher:
De Gruyter
Publication date:
09/01/1998
Series:
Bibliotheca scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana (BT) Series
Pages:
66
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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John Wilkins is Lecturer in Classics at the University of Exeter.

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