The Complete Euripides, Volume I: Trojan Women and Other Plays [NOOK Book]

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Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can best re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. The tragedies collected here were originally available as single volumes. This new collection retains the informative introductions and explanatory notes of the original editions, ...
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The Complete Euripides, Volume I: Trojan Women and Other Plays

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Overview

Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can best re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. The tragedies collected here were originally available as single volumes. This new collection retains the informative introductions and explanatory notes of the original editions, with Greek line numbers and a single combined glossary added for easy reference.
This volume collects Euripides' Andromache, a play that challenges the concept of tragic character and transforms expectations of tragic structure; Hecuba, a powerful story of the unjustifiable sacrifice of Hecuba's daughter and the consequent destruction of Hecuba's character; Trojan Women, a particularly intense account of human suffering and uncertainty; and Rhesos, the story of a futile quest for knowledge.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199831166
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/16/2010
  • Series: Greek Tragedy in New Translations Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 782,656
  • File size: 17 MB
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Meet the Author

Peter Burian is Professor of Classical and Comparative Literatures and Theater Studies, Duke University.

Alan Shapiro is Professor of English and Creative Writing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A winner of the prestigious Lila Wallace Reader's Digest award 1992-95, he is the author of several poetry collections, including Tantalus in Love, Song and Dance, and The Dead Live Busy.

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Table of Contents

Andromache, Susan Stewart and Wesley D. Smith
Hecuba, Janet Lembke and Kenneth J. Reckford
Trojan Women, Peter Burian and Alan Shapiro
Rhesos, Richard Emil Braun

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  • Posted May 5, 2013

    highly recommended

    Great translation plus a brief and intelligent introduction giving you the background and highlights of each of the plays.
    Demetri

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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