Odysseus at Troy: Ajax, Hecuba and Trojan Women / Edition 2

Odysseus at Troy: Ajax, Hecuba and Trojan Women / Edition 2

by Euripides, Sophocles
     
 

ISBN-10: 1585103969

ISBN-13: 9781585103966

Pub. Date: 08/15/2010

Publisher: Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Company, Incorporated


This book contains translations of three plays:Ajax, Hecuba, and Trojan Women. They are all centered around the mythological theme of the Greek warrior, Odysseus, hero of the Trojan War. All three plays are complete, with notes and introductions, plus an introduction to the volume with background to the story which was one of the most popular themes and one of…  See more details below

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This book contains translations of three plays:Ajax, Hecuba, and Trojan Women. They are all centered around the mythological theme of the Greek warrior, Odysseus, hero of the Trojan War. All three plays are complete, with notes and introductions, plus an introduction to the volume with background to the story which was one of the most popular themes and one of the most written about Greek hero in Greek literature.

Written during a tumultuous age of sophists and demagogues, these three plays (c. 450-425 BCE) bear witness to the gradual degradation of Odysseus’ character. In presenting the unexpected devolution of a renowned mythic figure, the plays examine numerous themes relevant to contemporary American political life: the profound psychological consequences of brought on by the stress of war and why a once proud and noble warrior might commit suicide; and the dehumanizing darkness that descends upon innocent female war-victims when victors use act on false political necessity.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585103966
Publisher:
Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/15/2010
Series:
Focus Classical Library
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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