Euripides: Phaethon by James EuripidesEuripides: Phaethon by James Euripides

Euripides: Phaethon

byJames EuripidesEditorJames Diggle

Paperback | May 20, 2004

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The surviving text of the fragmentary Phaethon of Euripides depends chiefly on two sources: two pages from a Euripidean manuscript, written about A.D. 500, and a papyrus of the third century B.C., which contains a substantial part of the parodos. These sources are supplemented by a number of citations in classical authors and by a recently published fragmentary hypothesis. Professor Diggle has examined all the manuscript evidence and offers many decipherments. He gives a text of the play and of the hypothesis, an exegetical commentary, prolegomena and appendices, in which he discusses the treatment of the Phaethon myth in classical literature and attempts a reconstruction of the plot of the play.
Euripides, one of the three great Greek tragedians was born in Attica probably in 485 B.C. of well-to-do parents. In his youth he cultivated gymnastic pursuits and studied philosophy and rhetoric. Soon after he received recognition for a play that he had written, Euripides left Athens for the court of Archelaus, king of Macedonia. In h...
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Title:Euripides: PhaethonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:268 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.59 inPublished:May 20, 2004Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521604249

ISBN - 13:9780521604246

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Table of Contents

List of Plates; Preface; Abbreviations; Prolegomena; Text; Commentary; Appendixes; Bibliography; Index verborum; Index of passages discussed; Subject index; Greek index.