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This is an English translation of Euripides' tragedy The Trojan Women about the consequences of war; the victors and the fate of those defeated in war. Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture.
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On the Translation 27
Trojan Women 29
Notes on the Text 79
For Further Reading 113