Volume VIII, Fragments: Oedipus-Chrysippus. Other Fragments (Loeb Classical Library)

Volume VIII, Fragments: Oedipus-Chrysippus. Other Fragments (Loeb Classical Library)

by Euripides
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674996313

ISBN-13: 9780674996311

Pub. Date: 01/15/2009

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Eighteen of the ninety or so plays composed by Euripides between 455 and 406 BCE survive in a complete form and are included in the first six volumes of the Loeb Euripides. A further fifty-two tragedies and eleven satyr plays, including a few of disputed authorship, are known from ancient quotations and references and from numerous papyri discovered since 1880. No

Overview

Eighteen of the ninety or so plays composed by Euripides between 455 and 406 BCE survive in a complete form and are included in the first six volumes of the Loeb Euripides. A further fifty-two tragedies and eleven satyr plays, including a few of disputed authorship, are known from ancient quotations and references and from numerous papyri discovered since 1880. No more than one-fifth of any play is represented, but many can be reconstructed with some accuracy in outline, and many of the fragments are striking in themselves. The extant plays and the fragments together make Euripides by far the best known of the classic Greek tragedians.

This edition of the fragments, concluded in this second volume, offers the first complete English translation together with a selection of testimonia bearing on the content of the plays. The texts are based on the recent comprehensive edition of R. Kannicht. A general Introduction discusses the evidence for the lost plays. Each play is prefaced by a select bibliography and an introductory discussion of its mythical background, plot, and location of the fragments, general character, chronology, and impact on subsequent literary and artistic traditions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674996311
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/15/2009
Series:
Loeb Classical Library Series, #506
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
736
Sales rank:
862,505
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents


  • Preface

  • Chronology

  • Abbreviations


  • Oedipus

  • Oeneus

  • Oenomaus

  • Palamedes

  • Peliades

  • Peleus

  • Pleisthenes

  • Polyidus

  • Protesilaus

  • Rhesus

  • Stheneboea

  • Sisyphus

  • Sciron

  • Scyrians

  • Syleus

  • Telephus

  • Temenidae and Temenus

  • Temenidae or Temenus

  • Temenidae

  • Temenus

  • Hypsipyle

  • Phaethon

  • Philoctetes

  • Phoenix

  • Phrixus a and b

  • Phrixus a

  • Phrixus b

  • Phrixus a or b

  • Chrysippus


    Fragments of Unidentified Plays
    Doubtful or Spurious Fragments

    Appendix: Critias or Euripides?
  • Pirithous

  • Rhadamanthys

  • Tennes

  • Sisyphus(?)


  • Index


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