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Orestes
     

Orestes

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by Euripides
 

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Euripides was one of the three great tragedians of classical Athens, the other two being Aeschylus and Sophocles. Some ancient scholars attributed ninety-five plays to him, of these, eighteen or nineteen have survived complete. Euripides is identified with theatrical innovations that have profoundly influenced drama down to modern times, especially in the

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Euripides was one of the three great tragedians of classical Athens, the other two being Aeschylus and Sophocles. Some ancient scholars attributed ninety-five plays to him, of these, eighteen or nineteen have survived complete. Euripides is identified with theatrical innovations that have profoundly influenced drama down to modern times, especially in the representation of traditional, mythical heroes as ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. This new approach led him to pioneer developments that later writers adapted to comedy, some of which are characteristic of romance.

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"Willink's edition fills a clear need and does so with distinction. His no-nonsense approach to exegesis has produced a fulsome and lucid commentary that should remain a standard for many years to come....The commentary is chock full of information on meaning and dramatic interpretation which will with effort be useful to Greek readers at all levels....A must for all libraries serving classical studies."—Choice

"Willink's splendid edition of the Greek text [is] a culmination of the labours of a lifetime...Its chief contribution is the commentary, which pursues or rather attacks problems of text, metre and grammar in the accustomed fashion...and is also alert to the play's rhetoric and dramaturgy."—Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617208621
Publisher:
Wilder Publications
Publication date:
04/16/2013
Pages:
44
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.11(d)

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John Peck, author of five books of poetry, is a Jungian analyst in Brattleboro, Vermont, who has taught English at Princeton University, Mt. Holyoke College, and the University of Zurich. Frank Nisetich is Professor of Classics at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and the author of Pindar's
Victory Songs and Pindar and Homer.

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Orestes 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Goodnight
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm sick in RL. Might be absent for a little while. I would never want you gone, though, Silve.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I meant forest res five
Anonymous More than 1 year ago