Hecuba, Trojan Women, Andromache

Hardcover | September 15, 2000

EditorEuripidesbyJames MorwoodIntroduction byEdith Hall

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This is the final in a series of three volumes of a new prose translation of Euripides' most popular plays. In the three great war plays contained in this volume Euripides subjects the sufferings of Troy's survivors to a harrowing examination. The horrific brutality which both women andchildren undergo evokes a response of unparalleled intensity in the playwright whom Aristotle called the most tragic of the poets. Yet the new battle-ground of the aftermath of war is one in which the women of Troy evince an overwhelming greatness of spirit. We weep for the aged Hecuba in her nameplay and in the Trojan Women, yet we respond with an at times appalled admiration to her resilience amid unrelieved suffering. And in her name play Andromache, the slave-concubine of her husband's killer, endures her existence in the victor's country with a Stoic nobility. Of their time yettimeless, these plays insist on the victory of the female spirit amid the horrors visited on them by the gods and men during war.

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This is the final in a series of three volumes of a new prose translation of Euripides' most popular plays. In the three great war plays contained in this volume Euripides subjects the sufferings of Troy's survivors to a harrowing examination. The horrific brutality which both women andchildren undergo evokes a response of unparalleled...

Euripides (c. 480-406 BCE) was the last of the three great tragedians of classical Athens. James Morwood is a Grocyn Lecturer. Edith Hall is at Somerville College, Oxford.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.67 inPublished:September 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198150938

ISBN - 13:9780198150930

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`The volume is rich in connections and contrasts ... also generous with supplementary material'Bryn Mawr Classical Review