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Helen by Euripides
Book DescriptionEuripides has been prized in every age for the pathos, terror, surprising plot twists, and intellectual probing of his dramatic creations. In this volume, David Kovacs presents an edited Greek text and a faithful and deftly worded translation of three plays. For his Helen the poet employs an alternative history in which a virtuous Helen never went to Troy but spent the war years in Egypt, falsely blamed for the adulterous behaviour of her divinely created double in Troy. This volume also includes "Phoenician Women", Euripides' treatment of the battle between the sons of Oedipus for control of Thebes; and Orestes, a novel retelling of Orestes' lot after he murdered his mother, Clytaemestra. Each play is annotated and prefaced by a helpful introduction.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674996007
(231mm x 151mm x 30mm)
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 6-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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