Andromache by Euripides
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Andromache
By Euripides

Andromache

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Volume editor Susan Stewart See other recent books by Susan Stewart
Translated by Wesley D. Smith See other recent books by Wesley D. Smith
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Andromache by Euripides

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Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. Under the general editorship of Peter Burian and Alan Shapiro, each volume includes a critical introduction, commentary on the text, full stage directions, and a glossary of the mythical and geographical references in the play. In Andromache, Euripides challenges our concept of tragic character as he transforms our expectations of tragic structure. Through its subtly varied metrics, the play develops an increasingly complex plot and concludes with a simultaneous realization of realism and supernaturalism. The play takes place in the aftermath of the Trojan War. Andromache has become a concubine to Achilles' son, Neoptolemus, bearing him a child, Molossus. The captive Andromache is haunted by memories of her former life and by her love for Hector and their son Astyanax, both slain by the Greeks who are now her masters. As the play opens, Andromache and Molossus are threatened with death by Neoptolemus' young wife, Hermione, who has been unable to conceive a child and is fiercely jealous. The struggle between the two women is mirrored in the conflict between Peleus, who arrives to defend Andromache, and Menelaus, who arrives to help his daughter Hermione complete her bid for power.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195125610
ISBN-10: 0195125614
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 135mm x 6mm)
Pages: 80
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Euripides

Susan Stewart is Regan Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. Wesley D. Smith is Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

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