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Euripides by Ian C. Storey
Book DescriptionEuripides' "Suppliant Women" is an unfairly neglected master work by the most controversial of the three great tragedians of Ancient Greece. It dramatises the story of one of the proudest moments in Athenian mythical history: the intervention of Theseus in support of international law to force the burial of the Argives who were killed during their attack on Thebes. But Euripides adds new characters to the story and presents the myth in a different and sometimes ambiguous light. A sense of uncertainty and undercutting pervades this play, which dramatises the sufferings of the innocent in war and then at the end foretells more war. As well as presenting a scene-by-scene analysis, this book will discuss the date and background of the play, whether people and events from contemporary Athens can be glimpsed in the drama; the problems of staging, and finally the story in later tradition.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780715636268
(216mm x 135mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 11-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ian C. Storey
Guide to Ancient Greek Drama, Paperback (December 2013)
This newly updated second edition features wide-ranging, systematically organized scholarship in a concise introduction to ancient Greek drama, which flourished from the sixth to third century BC.
Fragments of Old Comedy, Hardback (July 2011)
The era of Old Comedy (c. 485--c. 380 BCE), when theatrical comedy was created and established, is best known through the extant plays of Aristophanes. But the work of many other poets, including Cratinus and Eupolis, the other members, with Aristophanes, of the canonical Old Comic Triad, survives in fragments.
Eupolis, Poet of Old Comedy, Hardback (December 2003)
Eupolis was one of the most important of Aristophanes' rivals. He wrote the same sort of vigorous, topical, and often indecent comedy that we know from the surviving plays of Aristophanes. No complete play has survived. This book provides a translation of the remaining fragments and an essay on each lost play, with discussions of Eupolis' career.
Clouds, Paperback (March 2000)» View all books by Ian C. Storey
This line-for-line translation of Aritophanes' famous comedy features an introduction that explores Old Comedy and the place of "Clouds" and Aristophanic comedy within it. The text is accompanied by extensive footnotes.
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Author Biography - Ian C. Storey
Ian C. Storey is Professor of Ancient History and Classics at Trent University, Ontario, Canada.
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