Volume II, Children of Heracles. Hippolytus. Andromache. Hecuba (Loeb Classical Library)

Volume II, Children of Heracles. Hippolytus. Andromache. Hecuba (Loeb Classical Library)

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by Euripides
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674995333

ISBN-13: 9780674995338

Pub. Date: 02/28/1995

Publisher: Harvard University Press

One of Athens' greatest poets, Euripides has been prized in every age for the pathos, terror, surprising plot twists, and intellectual probing of his dramatic creations. Here are four of his plays in a new Loeb Classical Library edition.

Hippolytus triumphed in the Athenian dramatic competition of 428 BCE; in modern times it has been judged to be one

Overview

One of Athens' greatest poets, Euripides has been prized in every age for the pathos, terror, surprising plot twists, and intellectual probing of his dramatic creations. Here are four of his plays in a new Loeb Classical Library edition.

Hippolytus triumphed in the Athenian dramatic competition of 428 BCE; in modern times it has been judged to be one of Euripides' masterpieces. It tells of the punishment that the goddess Aphrodite inflicts on a young man who refuses to worship her. Hecuba and Andromache recreate the tragic stories of two noble Trojan women after their city's fall. Children of Heracles, probably first produced in 430, soon after the Spartan invasion of Attica, celebrates an incident long a source of Athenian pride: the city's protection of the sons and daughters of the dead Heracles.

In this second volume of the new Loeb Euripides David Kovacs gives us a freshly edited Greek text facing an accurate and graceful prose translation. Explanatory notes clarify allusions and nuances, and a brief introduction to each play is provided.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674995338
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1995
Series:
Loeb Classical Library Series, #484
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
4.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Children Of Heracles

Introduction

Text and Translation

Hippolytus

Introduction

Text and Translation

Andromache

Introduction

Text and Translation

Hecuba

Introduction

Text and Translation

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Oneira More than 1 year ago
Euripides is the greatest Greek tragedian. He should be read alongside Homer. His writing is beautiful and his stories are compelling.

Hippolytus is a staple of classic literature. It is an extremely important myth in revealing the nature of Artemis and Aphrodite. And though Euripides looks down on the deities in all his plays, he still is brilliant at portraying the myth.

Hecuba and Andromache are part of the Trojan cycle and a must for anyone who is interested in the Trojan War. They both portray the aftermath of two of the most important Trojan women.