Euripides by Judith MossmanEuripides by Judith Mossman


byJudith Mossman

Hardcover | March 1, 2003

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Few ancient authors are as challenging as Euripides, and few have provoked so many diverse critical opinions through the ages: Aristotle described him as 'most tragic', and yet many of his plays have been condemned by critics as barely qualifying as 'proper' tragedies at all. In general he hasenjoyed a revival in reputation over the last few decades: his manipulation of convention and the skill of his dramaturgy are perhaps more widely admired now than at any time since the Renaissance. Moreover, his exploration of the emotions of the marginalized sections of Athenian society - women,slaves, foreigners - has given his work strong contemporary resonances. This volume aims to bring together for students some classic essays illustrating the main strands of Euripidean criticism over the last forty years. Two of the essays are translated here for the first time, and many others havebeen revised by their authors. All Greek has been translated.
Judith Mossman is Senior Lecturer in Classics at Trinity College, Dublin
Title:EuripidesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.83 inPublished:March 1, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198721846

ISBN - 13:9780198721840


Table of Contents

Judith Mossman: Introduction1. Karl Reinhardt: The Intellectual Crisis in Euripides2. R.P. Winnington-Ingram: Euripides: Poietes Sophos3. C. Collard: Formal Debates in Euripides' Drama4. D. J. Conacher: Rhetoric and Relevance in Euripidean Drama5. Mary R. Lefkowitz: 'Atheism' and 'Impiety' in Euripides' Dramas6. H. P. Stahl: On 'extra-dramatic' communication in Euripides7. Pietro Pucci: Euripides: The Monument and the Sacrifice8. R. G. A. Buxton: Euripides' Alkestis: Five Aspects of an Interpretation9. P. E. Easterling: The Infanticide in Euripides' Medea10. R. P. Winnington-Ingram: Hipploytus: A Study in Causation11. Malcolm Heath: Iure principem locum tenet: Euripides' Hecuba12. Froma I. Zeitlin: The Argive Festival of Hera and Euripides' Electra13. Jacqueline de Romilly: The Rejection of Suicide in the Heracles of Eurpides14. Donald J. Mastronarde: Iconography and Imagery in Euripides' Ion15. Froma I. Zeitlin: The Closet of Masks: Role-Playing and Myth-Making in the Orestes of Euripides16. Helene P. Foley: The Masque of Dionysus17. Irene J.F. de Jong: Three Off-Stage Characters in Euripides

Editorial Reviews

"The series, Oxford Readings in Classical Studies, has enriched the study of a range of subjects, from the Greek novel to Aristophanes.... Mossman's collection of essays on Euripides capably illustrates the major issues in contemporary Euripidean criticism with a stimulating selection of often divergent approaches to this almost endlessly multi-faceted poet.... A highly useful and thought-provoking volume."--New England Classical Journal