The Phoenician Women
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Phoenician Women by Euripides
Book DescriptionPeter Burian and Brian Swann re-create Euripides' The Phoenician Women, a controversial play about the fateful history of the house of Laios following the tragic fall of Oedipus, King of Thebes. Adding to the impressive Greek Tragedy in New Translations series, this translation displays the cohesion and rigid organization of this complex and much debated play. Through use of dramatic, fast-paced poetry, this version captures the original spirit of Euripides' focus on classic repercussions of fate, interspersed with the everpresent power of will. The edition is accompanied by critical introductions, expositions of translators' principles, stage directions, a glossary of mythical Greek terms, and commentary on difficult passages.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195077087
(205mm x 127mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 29-Oct-1992
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Euripides
Greek Plays, Hardback (May 2016)
Plays include: Aeschylus: the Persians, Oresteia, Prometheus bound; Sophocles: Oedipus the king, Antigone, Electra, Oedipus at Colonus; Euripides: Alcestis, Medea, Hippolytus, Electra, Trojan women, Helen, Bacchae.
Bacchae, Paperback (February 2016)» View all books by Euripides
Dionysus, god of wine and ecstasy, has come to Thebes, and the women are streaming out of the city to worship him on the mountain, drinking and dancing in wild frenzy. The king, Pentheus, denouces this so-called 'god' as a charlatan. But no mortal can deny a god and no man can ever stand against Dionysus.
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Author Biography - Euripides
About the Translators Peter Burian is Professor of Classical Studies at Duke University. Brian Swann, a poet, is Associate Professor of English at The Cooper Union in New York City.
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