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Suppliant Women / Electra / Heracles

Suppliant Women / Electra / Heracles

Euripides David Kovacs
4.3/5 (39 ratings)
One of antiquity's greatest poets, Euripides 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, are four of his plays.

Suppliant Women reflects on war and on the rule of law. Euripides' Electra‒presenting the famous legend of a brother and sister who seek revenge on their mother for killing their father‒is a portrayal interestingly different from that of Aeschylus or Sophocles. Heracles shows the malice of the gods‒and mutual loyalty as the human response to divinely sent disaster. And the theme of the tragic unpredictability of life is developed in Trojan Women. David Kovacs gives us a freshly edited Greek text and a new translation that, in the words of Greece and Rome, is "close to the Greek and reads fluently and well."
Language
Multiple languages
Pages
464
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Loeb Classical Library
Release
September 01, 1998
ISBN
067499566X
ISBN 13
9780674995666

Suppliant Women / Electra / Heracles

Euripides David Kovacs
4.3/5 (39 ratings)
One of antiquity's greatest poets, Euripides 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, are four of his plays.

Suppliant Women reflects on war and on the rule of law. Euripides' Electra‒presenting the famous legend of a brother and sister who seek revenge on their mother for killing their father‒is a portrayal interestingly different from that of Aeschylus or Sophocles. Heracles shows the malice of the gods‒and mutual loyalty as the human response to divinely sent disaster. And the theme of the tragic unpredictability of life is developed in Trojan Women. David Kovacs gives us a freshly edited Greek text and a new translation that, in the words of Greece and Rome, is "close to the Greek and reads fluently and well."
Language
Multiple languages
Pages
464
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Loeb Classical Library
Release
September 01, 1998
ISBN
067499566X
ISBN 13
9780674995666

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