Euripides: Suppliant Women

Heftet / 2006 / Engelsk

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9780856687846
Publisert
2006
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Aris & Phillips Ltd
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05, 06, U, P
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Engelsk
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268
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210 mm
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147 mm
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Euripides: Suppliant Women

Heftet / 2006 / Engelsk
A group of Argive women has come to Eleusis to ask King Theseus and his city of Athens to bring about the burial of their sons who are being denied it by their Theban conquerors. Theseus is confronted with a challenge which at first he declines to take up, but then does so magnificently. The range of the play's debate is astonishing. It contains one of the Ur-texts of political theory. It explores social and religious themes. It deals with the concept of a just war, with the family, and with the role and behaviour of women. Above all it sets before us the education of Theseus, showing us movingly how this great hero is transformed into a great man. Greek text with facing translation, introduction and commentary.
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A group of Argive women beg King Theseus to bring about the burial of their sons who are being denied it by their Theban conquerors. The play explores themes of a just war, the family, the role and behaviour of women, and the education of Theseus, as he is transformed from a great hero into a great man. Text with facing translation and commentary.
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General Editor's ForewordEditor's Preface Introduction: 1. Plot, themes and motifs 2. Politics and character 3a. King Theseus and democratic Athens 3b. Theseus, Herakles and Kimon 4. Athenian funeral encomia and Adrastos' oration 5. The play's geography 5a. Eleusis 5b. Thebes 5c. Argos 6. The myth and its reception 7. Date 8. The text and translationBibliography and Abbreviations for Suppliant WomenMap: The Greece of the playSuppliant Women: Greek text with parallel translationCommentaryAppendix: The Argive women and Athenian mourning legislationGeneral BibliographyIndex
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'A very thorough and scholarly account of...an unjustly neglected play.'Neill Croally, JACT, 2007'The many qualities of this volume will enable numerous readers to enjoy the discovery of this magnificent play which, as James Morwood reminds us, has too long been considered as a minor work by Euripides, a play of political propaganda. Each part of the book, the Introduction, Translation and Commentary, aims to facilitate reading and stimulate interest, without drowning the reader in technical details concerning Euripides language or the editing of his work.'Aurelie Wach, Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 2007
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James Morwood was Emeritus Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford. Among his numerous publications are translations of eleven plays by Euripides in the Oxford World's Classics series and The Plays of Euripides (Bristol Classical Press, 2002).
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ISBN13
9780856687846
Publisert
2006
Utgiver
Vendor
Aris & Phillips Ltd
Aldersnivå
05, 06, U, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
268
Høyde
210 mm
Bredde
147 mm
Se alle
Forfatter

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