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Iphigeneia in Tauris

Iphigeneia in Tauris

Euripides Richmond Lattimore
3.9/5 (1459 ratings)
The modern reader may have difficulty conceiving of Iphigeneia in Tauris as tragedy, for the term in our sense is associated with downfall, death, and disaster. But to the ancient Greeks, the use of heroic legend, the tragic diction and meters, and the tragic actors would have defined it as
pure tragedy, the happy ending notwithstanding. While not one of his deep dramatic works, the play is Euripidean in many respects, above all in its recurrent theme of escape, symbolized in the rescue of Iphigeneia by Artemis, to whom she was about to be sacrificed.
Richmond Lattimore--who has been called the dean of American translators--has translated Iphigeneia in Tauris with skill and subtlety, revealing it as one of the most delicately written and beautifully contrived of the Euripidean romances.
Language
English
Pages
112
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA
Release
January 30, 1992
ISBN
019507291X
ISBN 13
9780195072914

Iphigeneia in Tauris

Euripides Richmond Lattimore
3.9/5 (1459 ratings)
The modern reader may have difficulty conceiving of Iphigeneia in Tauris as tragedy, for the term in our sense is associated with downfall, death, and disaster. But to the ancient Greeks, the use of heroic legend, the tragic diction and meters, and the tragic actors would have defined it as
pure tragedy, the happy ending notwithstanding. While not one of his deep dramatic works, the play is Euripidean in many respects, above all in its recurrent theme of escape, symbolized in the rescue of Iphigeneia by Artemis, to whom she was about to be sacrificed.
Richmond Lattimore--who has been called the dean of American translators--has translated Iphigeneia in Tauris with skill and subtlety, revealing it as one of the most delicately written and beautifully contrived of the Euripidean romances.
Language
English
Pages
112
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA
Release
January 30, 1992
ISBN
019507291X
ISBN 13
9780195072914

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