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Description - Medea by Euripides

In the centuries since it was first performed, Euripides's Medea has established itself as one of the most influential of the Greek tragedies. The story of the wronged wife who seeks revenge against her unfaithful husband by murdering their children is lodged securely in the popular imagination, a touchstone for politics, law, and psychoanalysis and the subject of constant retellings and reinterpretations.

This new translation of Medea by classicist Oliver Taplin, originally published as part of the acclaimed third edition of Chicago's Complete Greek Tragedies, brilliantly replicates the musicality and strength of Euripides's verse while retaining the play's dramatic and emotional impact. Taplin has created an edition of Medea that is particularly suited to performance, while not losing any of the power it has long held as an object of reading or study. This edition is poised to become the new standard, and to introduce a new generation of readers to the heights and depths of Greek tragedy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226203454
ISBN-10: 022620345X
Format: Paperback / softback
(233mm x 149mm x 5mm)
Pages: 72
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2015
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Euripides

Oliver Taplin is professor emeritus of classics at the University of Oxford. He is the author of many books, including Greek Tragedy in Action, Greek Fire, Homeric Soundings, and, most recently, Pots and Plays. He has also collaborated on several contemporary theater productions.

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