Euripides: Phoenissae by EuripidesEuripides: Phoenissae by Euripides

Euripides: Phoenissae

byEuripidesEditorDonald J. Mastronarde

Paperback | May 20, 2004

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This volume provides a thorough philological and dramatic commentary on Euripides' Phoenissae, the first detailed commentary in English since 1911. An introduction surveys the play, its possible date, features of the original production, the background of Theban myth, the general problem of interpolation, and the textual tradition. The commentary treats the constitution of the text, noteworthy features of diction and style, dramatic technique and structure, and the controversies over possible later additions to the text.
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...
Title:Euripides: PhoenissaeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:684 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.5 inPublished:May 20, 2004Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052160446X

ISBN - 13:9780521604468


Table of Contents

Introduction: 1. The play; 2. The problem of date and companion plays; 3. Features of the original production; 4. Thebaid myth and Phoenissae; 5. The Peisander scholion and Chrysippus; 6. The problem of interpolation; 7. The text; Phoenissae; Commentary; Appendix: The poetic topography of Thebes; Abbreviations and Bibliography; Indexes.

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