The Trojan Women and Other Plays

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This volume of Euripides' plays offers new translations of the three great war plays Trojan Women, Hecuba, and Andromache, in which the sufferings of Troy's survivors are harrowingly depicted. With unparalleled intensity, Euripides—whom Aristotle called the most tragic of poets—describes the horrific brutality that both women and children undergo during war. Yet, in the war's aftermath, this brutality is challenged and a new battleground is revealed where the women of Troy ...

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Overview

This volume of Euripides' plays offers new translations of the three great war plays Trojan Women, Hecuba, and Andromache, in which the sufferings of Troy's survivors are harrowingly depicted. With unparalleled intensity, Euripides—whom Aristotle called the most tragic of poets—describes the horrific brutality that both women and children undergo during war. Yet, in the war's aftermath, this brutality is challenged and a new battleground is revealed where the women of Troy evince an overwhelming greatness of spirit.
We weep for the aged Hecuba in her name play and in Trojan Women, while at the same time we admire her resilience amid unrelieved suffering. Andromache, the slave-concubine of her husband's killer, endures her existence in the victor's country with a stoic nobility. Of their time yet timeless, these plays insist on the victory of the female spirit amid the horrors visited on them by the gods and men during war.
About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780199538812
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/15/2009
  • Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 422,985
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Introduction
Note on the Translation
Select Bibliography
A Chronology of Euripides' Work and Times
Map of the Greek World
Hecuba 1
The Trojan Women 38
Andromache 76
Explantory Notes 112
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2012

    Wow

    This looks so interesting cant wait to read it loved andromache she was moe beautiful than diane krugers helen

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