Helen. Phoenician Women. Orestes

Helen. Phoenician Women. Orestes

by Euripides

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Overview

Euripides has been prized in every age for the pathos, terror, surprising plot twists, and intellectual probing of his dramatic creations. In this fifth volume of the new Loeb Classical Library Euripides, David Kovacs presents a freshly edited Greek text and a faithful and deftly worded translation of three plays.

For his Helen the poet employs an alternative history in which a virtuous Helen never went to Troy but spent the war years in Egypt, falsely blamed for the adulterous behavior of her divinely created double in Troy. This volume also includes Phoenician Women, Euripides' treatment of the battle between the sons of Oedipus for control of Thebes; and Orestes, a novel retelling of Orestes' lot after he murdered his mother, Clytaemestra. Each play is annotated and prefaced by a helpful introduction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674996007
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 06/15/2002
Series: Loeb Classical Library , #11
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 624
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.38(h) x (d)

About the Author

David Kovacs is Hugh H. Obear Professor of Classics at the University of Virginia.

Table of Contents

Helen

Introduction

Text and Translation

Phoenician Women

Introduction

Text and Translation

Orestes

Introduction

Text and Translation

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