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Already tested in performance on the stage, this translation shows for the first time in English the striking interplay of voices in Euripides' Suppliant Women. Torn between the mothers' lament over the dead and proud civic eulogy, between calls for a just war and grief for the fallen, the play captures with unremitting force the competing poles of the human psyche. The translators, Rosanna Warren and Stephen Scully, extenuate the contrasting tonalities in counterpoint of female lament and male reasoned discourse in this play where the silent dead hold, finally, centre stage.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195045536
ISBN-10: 019504553X
Format: Paperback
(204mm x 135mm x 6mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1994
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Stephen Scully

bout the Editors: Rosanna Warren is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Boston University and Poetry Consultant for the Partisan Review. Stephen Scully is Associate Professor of Classics at Boston University.

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