The Resource Cyclops : Alcestis ; Medea, Euripides ; edited and translated by David Kovacs, (electronic book ;)

Cyclops : Alcestis ; Medea, Euripides ; edited and translated by David Kovacs, (electronic book ;)

Label
Cyclops : Alcestis ; Medea
Title
Cyclops
Title remainder
Alcestis ; Medea
Statement of responsibility
Euripides ; edited and translated by David Kovacs
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Contributor
Author
Editor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
Euripides (c. 485-406 BCE) has been prized in every age for his emotional and intellectual drama. Eighteen of his ninety or so plays survive complete, including Medea, Hippolytus, and Bacchae, one of the great masterpieces of the tragic genre. Fragments of his lost plays also survive.
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MaCbHUP
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Euripides
Language note
Text in Greek with English translation on facing pages
LC call number
PA3612
LC item number
.E975 2014
Literary form
dramas
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Euripides
  • Euripides
  • Kovacs, David
Series statement
Loeb Classical Library
Series volume
12
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  • Alcestis
  • Euripides
  • Medea
  • Alcestis (Greek mythology)
  • Cyclopes (Greek mythology)
  • Greek drama (Tragedy)
  • Medea (Greek mythology)
Summary expansion
Euripides of Athens (ca. 485-406 BCE), famous in every age for the pathos, terror, surprising plot twists, and intellectual probing of his dramatic creations, wrote nearly ninety plays. Of these, eighteen (plus a play of unknown authorship mistakenly included with his works) have come down to us from antiquity. In this first volume of a new Loeb edition of Euripides David Kovacs gives us a freshly edited Greek text of three plays and an accurate and graceful translation with explanatory notes. Alcestis is the story of a woman who agrees, in order to save her husband's life, to die in his place. Medea is a tragedy of revenge in which Medea kills her own children, as well as their father's new wife, to punish him for his desertion. The volume begins with Cyclops, a satyr play--the only complete example of this genre to survive. Each play is preceded by an introduction. In a general introduction Kovacs demonstrates that the biographical tradition about Euripides--parts of which view him as a subverter of morality, religion, and art--cannot be relied on. He argues that this tradition has often furnished the unacknowledged starting point for interpretation, and that the way is now clear for an unprejudiced consideration of the plays themselves
Target audience
general
Label
Cyclops : Alcestis ; Medea, Euripides ; edited and translated by David Kovacs, (electronic book ;)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
hup0000112
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Cyclops : Alcestis ; Medea, Euripides ; edited and translated by David Kovacs, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
hup0000112
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote

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