Euripides: Iphigenia at Aulis by James MorwoodEuripides: Iphigenia at Aulis by James Morwood

Euripides: Iphigenia at Aulis

byJames Morwood, Christopher Collard

Paperback | July 5, 2017

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This is the first English edition with commentary of the play since 1891. Euripides died before completing this late masterpiece and it was prepared for its enthusiastically received first performance by his son or nephew. Over the centuries other hands have contributed to the text we now havebut even so for the most part it shows Euripides at his finest. After Agamemnon has discovered that the Trojan War can only be fought if he sacrifices his daughter Iphigenia, we witness the break-down of the most dysfunctional family in Greek mythology. The characters are expressively and movingly etched; their confrontations are charted with unsurpassed dramatic power; their shifts and changes can take the breath away, especially Iphigenia's transformation from desperate pleading to a heroic acceptance of her tragic destiny.
James Morwood is Dean of Wadham College, Oxford, translator of eleven of Euripides' plays in the World Classics Series, author of numerous Greek and Latin language books and of The Life and Works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1985). Christopher Collard was Professor of Classics at the University of Swansea until 1996 and has published ...
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Title:Euripides: Iphigenia at AulisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:July 5, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1911226479

ISBN - 13:9781911226475

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