With Introduction and Commentary
Edited by L. P. E. Parker
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Euripides Alcestis by L. P. E. Parker
Book DescriptionAlcestis is one of Euripides' richest and most brilliant - as well as most controversial - plays. But, apart from D. J. Conacher's student text, no annotated edition in English has appeared for more than fifty years. The present work is designed to aid close reading and to serve as an introduction to the serious study of the play in its various aspects. The introduction covers the background to the story in myth and folktale, its treatment by other writers from antiquity to the present, the critical reception of Euripides' play, and its textual transmission and metres. The notes are designed in particular to help readers who have been learning Greek for a relatively short time. More advanced matter, such as discussion of textual problems, is placed in square brackets at the end of the note.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199254675
(230mm x 160mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author L. P. E. Parker
Euripides: Iphigenia in Tauris, Paperback (August 2016)
Comprising an introduction to, the Greek text of, and commentary on the play Iphigenia in Tauris, this volume is designed to be useful to a wide range of readers, facilitating a close and accurate reading of one of Euripides' more frequently studied tragedies.
Euripides Alcestis, Hardback (March 2007)
Alcestis is one of Euripides' richest and most brilliant - as well as most controversial - plays. But, apart from D. J. Conacher's student text, no annotated edition in English has appeared for more than fifty years.
Songs of Aristophanes, Hardback (February 1997)» View all books by L. P. E. Parker
Aristophanes' comedies were musical as well as dramatic performances, however the scores were lost and contemporary scholars must study the rhythms and style of his lyric verse to gain insight into their original performance. This is an accessible introduction to Aristophanes' lyric style.
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Author Biography - L. P. E. Parker
L. P. E. Parker is Emeritus Fellow, St Hugh's College, Oxford.
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