Volume IV, Trojan Women. Iphigenia among the Taurians. Ion (Loeb Classical Library)

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One of antiquity's greatest poets, Euripides (ca. 485-406 BCE) has been prized in every age for the pathos, terror, surprising plot twists, and intellectual probing of his dramatic creations. Here, in the third volume of a new edition that is receiving much praise, is the text and translation of three of his plays.

Trojan Women, a play about the causes and consequences of war, develops the theme of the tragic unpredictability of life. Iphigenia among the Taurians and Ion exhibit...

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Overview

One of antiquity's greatest poets, Euripides (ca. 485-406 BCE) has been prized in every age for the pathos, terror, surprising plot twists, and intellectual probing of his dramatic creations. Here, in the third volume of a new edition that is receiving much praise, is the text and translation of three of his plays.

Trojan Women, a play about the causes and consequences of war, develops the theme of the tragic unpredictability of life. Iphigenia among the Taurians and Ion exhibit tragic themes and situations (the murder of close relatives). Each ends happily with a joyful reunion.

As in the first three volumes of this edition, David Kovacs gives us a freshly edited Greek text and an admired new translation that, in the words of Greece and Rome, is "close to the Greek and reads fluently and well;" his introduction to each play and explanatory notes offer readers judicious guidance.

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Editorial Reviews

Scolia Reviews

Over the past decades, Kovacs has published widely on Euripides and can undoubtedly be called one of the specialists in the field of Euripidean manuscripts today. He shows his expertise by a masterly handling of the introductions as well as of the editorial work...All in all, it must be concluded that Kovacs both in his capacity as editor and translator not only meets, but surpasses the expectations put on him. I can only agree with Kevin Lee, who concluded in his review on the two first volumes by saying: 'I look forward to seeing the next stages of Kovacs' important task.'"
— Elke Steinmeyer

Religious Studies Review

Kovacs's translations are in fairly literal...and yet very readable English prose. Both experts and generalists will benefit from the work of this experienced Euripidean scholar.
— John E. Thorburn

Scholia Reviews

Kovac's translation is a tour de force...In general, the notes accompanying the translation, explaining such things as geographical and mythological names, are judiciously chosen, concise, and crystal clear...I have nothing but praise for [Kovac's] scholarship, and the lucidity of his writing, both as translator and commentator. [This volume] should be [the] standard translation for many years to come.
— John Davidson

Scolia Reviews - Elke Steinmeyer
Over the past decades, Kovacs has published widely on Euripides and can undoubtedly be called one of the specialists in the field of Euripidean manuscripts today. He shows his expertise by a masterly handling of the introductions as well as of the editorial work...All in all, it must be concluded that Kovacs both in his capacity as editor and translator not only meets, but surpasses the expectations put on him. I can only agree with Kevin Lee, who concluded in his review on the two first volumes by saying: 'I look forward to seeing the next stages of Kovacs' important task.'"
Religious Studies Review - John E. Thorburn
Kovacs's translations are in fairly literal...and yet very readable English prose. Both experts and generalists will benefit from the work of this experienced Euripidean scholar.
Scholia Reviews - John Davidson
Kovacs's translation is a tour de force... In general, the notes accompanying the translation, explaining such things as geographical and mythological names, are judiciously chosen, concise, and crystal clear... I have nothing but praise for [Kovacs's] scholarship, and the lucidity of his writing, both as translator and commentator. [This volume] should be [the] standard translation for many years to come.
Religious Studies Review
Kovacs's translations are in fairly literal...and yet very readable English prose. Both experts and generalists will benefit from the work of this experienced Euripidean scholar.
— John E. Thorburn
Scholia Reviews
Kovac's translation is a tour de force...In general, the notes accompanying the translation, explaining such things as geographical and mythological names, are judiciously chosen, concise, and crystal clear...I have nothing but praise for [Kovac's] scholarship, and the lucidity of his writing, both as translator and commentator. [This volume] should be [the] standard translation for many years to come.
— John Davidson
Scolia Reviews
Over the past decades, Kovacs has published widely on Euripides and can undoubtedly be called one of the specialists in the field of Euripidean manuscripts today. He shows his expertise by a masterly handling of the introductions as well as of the editorial work...All in all, it must be concluded that Kovacs both in his capacity as editor and translator not only meets, but surpasses the expectations put on him. I can only agree with Kevin Lee, who concluded in his review on the two first volumes by saying: 'I look forward to seeing the next stages of Kovacs' important task.'"
— Elke Steinmeyer
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674995741
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1999
  • Language: Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library Series , #10
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 1,254,935
  • Product dimensions: 4.56 (w) x 6.66 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

David Kovacs is Professor of Classics at the University of Virginia.
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Table of Contents

Trojan Women

Introduction

Text and Translation

Iphigenia Among the Taurians

Introduction

Text and Translation

Ion

Introduction

Text and Translation

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    Euripides is the greatest Greek tragedian and everyone should read at least one of his plays.<BR/><BR/>The Trojan Women and Iphigenia Among the Taurians are a must for anyone who is interested in the Trojan War (alongside Hecuba and Andromache by Euripides, and the Oresteia by Aeschylus). Iphigenia Among the Taurians is a continuation of the Iphigenia myth (Agamemnon's oldest daughter). <BR/><BR/>Ion is an incredible myth on its own, about a son of Apollo who doesn't know who his real parents are.

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