“A terrific new translation—Murnaghan’s Medea is both terrifying and sympathetic, an emotionally complex portrayal that leaves the reader no simple answers.” —Kirk Ormand, Oberlin College
“This NCE will appeal to a wide range of teachers who are in search of an authoritative text of a play that is both highly provocative and in need of interpretive support.” —Michelle Zerba, Louisiana State University
This Norton Critical Edition includes:
• Sheila Murnaghan’s new translation of the great Greek tragedy of betrayal, revenge, and murder, set in Corinth in the fifth-century B.C.E.
• A full introduction and explanatory annotations by Sheila Murnaghan.
• Ancient perspectives on the unforgettable plot from Xenophon, Apollonius of Rhodes, and Seneca.
• Seminal essays on Medea by P. E. Easterling, Helene P. Foley, and Edith Hall.
• A Selected Bibliography.
About the Series
Read by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format—annotated text, contexts, and criticism—helps students to better understand, analyze, and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need.
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