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Description - Suppliant Women by Euripides

Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, The Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. Under the editorship of Herbert Golder and the late William Arrowsmith, each volume includes a critical introduction,
commentary on the text, full stage directions, and a glossary of the mythical and geographical references in the plays. 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, accentuate the contrast between female lament and male reasoned discourse in this play where the silent dead hold, finally, center stage.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195045536
ISBN-10: 019504553X
Format: Paperback / softback
(204mm x 135mm x 6mm)
Pages: 94
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 30-Mar-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Euripides

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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