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The only extant satyr play of Euripides, the Cyclops abounds in lusty comedy and horror: Odysseus and his men, driven by storms onto Cyclops' shores, find that the Cyclops has aready enslaved a company of Greeks. When some of Odysseus' crew are seized and eaten by the cyclops Odysseus resorts to spectacular strategems to free his crew and escape the island. This distinguished poet's version of the CYCLOPS refreshes the work with all the salty humour, vigorous music, and dramatic shapeliness available in modern American English. McHugh, a prize-winning poet, and Konstan, a respected classicist, combine their talents to create this new addition to the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series. Each play in the series, meant for the non-specialist reader, is preceded by a critical introduction and is accompanied by notes designed to clarify obscure references and to explain the conventions of the Athenian stage.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195143034
ISBN-10: 0195143035
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 134mm x 6mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 19-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Euripides

Heather McHugh is Milliman Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the University of Washington, Seattle. David Konstan is John Rowe Workman Distinguished Professor of Classics and Chair of the Classics Department at Brown University.

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