Trojan Women. Iphigenia among the Taurians. Ion by .. Euripides

Trojan Women. Iphigenia among the Taurians. Ion

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One of antiquity's greatest poets, Euripides (ca. 485-406 BCE) has been prized in every age for the pathos, terror, surprising plot twists, and intellectual probing of his dramatic creations. Here, in the third volume of a new edition that is receiving much praise, is the text and translation of three of his plays.

Trojan Women, a play about the causes and consequences of war, develops the theme of the tragic unpredictability of life. Iphigenia among the Taurians and Ion exhibit tragic themes and situations (the murder of close relatives). Each ends happily with a joyful reunion.

As in the first three volumes of this edition, David Kovacs gives us a freshly edited Greek text and an admired new translation that, in the words of Greece and Rome, is "close to the Greek and reads fluently and well;" his introduction to each play and explanatory notes offer readers judicious guidance.

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David Kovacs is Professor of Classics at the University of Virginia.
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Title:Trojan Women. Iphigenia among the Taurians. IonFormat:HardcoverDimensions:528 pages, 6.38 × 4.25 × 0.94 inPublished:December 1, 1999Publisher:Harvard University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0674995740

ISBN - 13:9780674995741

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Table of Contents

Trojan Women

Introduction

Text and Translation

Iphigenia Among the Taurians

Introduction

Text and Translation

Ion

Introduction

Text and Translation

From Our Editors

This book provides readers with an English translation of three plays by a great poet who lived in the time of antiquity. Euripides presents us with Trojan Women, Iphigenia among the Taurians and Ion. The first play examines the causes and consequences of war. The other two present us with the tragic aftermath of family murder. Also included are an introduction and explanatory notes for each piece.

Editorial Reviews

Kovac's translation is a tour de force...In general, the notes accompanying the translation, explaining such things as geographical and mythological names, are judiciously chosen, concise, and crystal clear...I have nothing but praise for [Kovac's] scholarship, and the lucidity of his writing, both as translator and commentator. [This volume] should be [the] standard translation for many years to come.