Euripides: Suppliant Women
James Morwood is Dean of Wadham College, Oxford, translator of eleven of Euripides' plays in the World Classics Series, author of numerous Greek and Latin language books and of The Life and Works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1985).
General editor's foreword Editor's preface Introduction: 1. Plot, themes and motifs 2. Politics and character 3a. King Theseus and democratic Athens 3b. Theseus, Herakles and Kimon 4. Athenian funeral encomia and Adrastos' oration 5. The play's geography 5a. Eleusis 5b. Thebes 5c. Argos 6. The myth and its reception 7. Date 8. The text and translation Bibliography and Abbreviations Map: The Greece of the play Suppliant Women: Greek text with parallel translation Commentary Appendix: The Argive women and Athenian mourning legislation General Bibliography
The many qualities of this volume will enable numerous readers to enjoy the discovery of this magnificent play which, as James Morwood reminds us, has too long been considered as a minor work by Euripides, a play of political propaganda. Each part of the book, the Introduction, Translation and Commentary, aims to facilitate reading and stimulate interest, without drowning the reader in technical details concerning Euripides language or the editing of his work.'
a very thorough and scholarly account of...an unjustly neglected play.'
Size: 210 x 149 mm
Publication: December 20, 2006
Series: Aris & Phillips Classical Texts