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Bacchae (Paperback): Euripides, Daniel Mendelsohn Bacchae (Paperback)
Euripides, Daniel Mendelsohn
R293 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R58 (20%) In stock
Electra, Phoenician Women, Bacchae, and Iphigenia at Aulis (Paperback): Euripides Electra, Phoenician Women, Bacchae, and Iphigenia at Aulis (Paperback)
Euripides; Translated by Cecelia Eaton Luschnig, Paul Woodruff
R348 R302 Discovery Miles 3 020 Save R46 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The four late plays of Euripides collected here, in beautifully crafted translations by Cecelia Eaton Luschnig and Paul Woodruff, offer a faithful and dynamic representation of the playwright's mature vision.

Medea, Hippolytus, Heracles, Bacchae - Four Plays (Paperback): Euripides Medea, Hippolytus, Heracles, Bacchae - Four Plays (Paperback)
Euripides; Edited by Stephen Esposito; Translated by Michael R. Halleran, Anthony Podlecki
R531 R448 Discovery Miles 4 480 Save R83 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A collection of Euripides' most important plays in one volume. Translations are taken in full text from other single volumes in the Focus Classical Library, by authors Michael Halleran, Anthony Podlecki, and Stephen Esposito, with notes and a new introduction. As with all Focus Classical Library titles, this anthology has been designed with the student of Ancient Drama in mind, including modern translations close to the original, informed by the latest scholarship, and with an extensive introduction, interpretive essay, and footnotes -- all to the purpose of allowing the student to understand Greek drama, Greek mythology, and the context of Greek culture. This book is useful for courses in ancient drama, classical civilization, Greek tragedy, Classical mythology, etc.

Medea (Paperback): Euripides Medea (Paperback)
Euripides; Translated by Diane Arnson Svarlien; Introduction by Robin Mitchell-Boyask; Notes by Robin Mitchell-Boyask
R255 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R35 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is the Medea we have been waiting for. It offers clarity without banality, eloquence without pretension, meter without doggerel, accuracy without clumsiness. No English Medea can ever be Euripides', but this is as close as anyone has come so far, and a good deal closer than I thought anyone would ever come. Arnson Svarlien has shown herself exceedingly skillful in making Euripides sound Euripidean.--David M. Schaps, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Medea - A New Translation (Paperback): Euripides Medea - A New Translation (Paperback)
Euripides; Translated by Charles Martin; Introduction by A. E Stallings
R281 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R17 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Medea of Euripides is one of the greatest of all Greek tragedies and arguably the one with the most significance today. A barbarian woman brought to Corinth and there abandoned by her Greek husband, Medea seeks vengeance on Jason and is willing to strike out against his new wife and family-even slaughtering the sons she has born him. At its center is Medea herself, a character who refuses definition: Is she a hero, a witch, a psychopath, a goddess? All that can be said for certain is that she is a woman who has loved, has suffered, and will stop at nothing for vengeance. In this stunning translation, poet Charles Martin captures the rhythms of Euripides' original text through contemporary rhyme and meter that speak directly to modern readers. An introduction by classicist and poet A.E. Stallings examines the complex and multifaceted Medea in patriarchal ancient Greece. Perfect in and out of the classroom as well as for theatrical performance, this faithful translation succeeds like no other.

Medea (Paperback): Euripides Medea (Paperback)
Euripides; Translated by Robin Robertson
R197 R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Save R38 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The old songs will have to change.
No more hymns to our faithlessness and deceit.
Apollo, god of song, lord of the lyre,
never passed on the flame of poetry to us.
But if we had that voice, what songs
we'd sing of men's failings, and their blame. History is made by women, just as much as men.
Medea has been betrayed. Her husband, Jason, has left her for a younger woman. He has forgotten all the promises he made and is even prepared to abandon their two sons. But Medea is not a woman to accept such disrespect passively. Strong-willed and fiercely intelligent, she turns her formidable energies to working out the greatest, and most horrifying, revenge possible.
Euripides' devastating tragedy is shockingly modern in the sharp psychological exploration of the characters and the gripping interactions between them. Award-winning poet Robin Robertson has captured both the vitality of Euripides' drama and the beauty of his phrasing, reinvigorating this masterpiece for the twenty-first century.

Alcestis, Medea, Hippolytus (Paperback): Euripides Alcestis, Medea, Hippolytus (Paperback)
Euripides; Translated by Diane Arnson Svarlien; Introduction by Robin Mitchell-Boyask
R287 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R38 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This new volume of three of Euripides' most celebrated plays offers graceful, economical, metrical translations that convey the wide range of effects of the playwright's verse, from the idiomatic speech of its dialogue to the high formality of its choral odes.

Andromache, Hecuba, Trojan Women (Paperback): Euripides Andromache, Hecuba, Trojan Women (Paperback)
Euripides; Translated by Diane Arnson Svarlien; Introduction by Ruth Scodel
R316 R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Save R43 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Diane Arnson Svarlien's translation of Euripides' Andromache , Hecuba , and Trojan Women exhibits the same scholarly and poetic standards that have won praise for her Alcestis , Medea , Hippolytus . Ruth Scodel's Introduction examines the cultural and political context in which Euripides wrote, and provides analysis of the themes, structure, and characters of the plays included. Her notes offer expert guidance to readers encountering these works for the first time.

Medea (Paperback, New edition): Euripides Medea (Paperback, New edition)
Euripides; Translated by Rex Warner
R65 R54 Discovery Miles 540 Save R11 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

One of the most powerful and enduring of Greek tragedies, masterfully portraying Medea's pursuit of vengeance. Warner translation.

The Trojan Women and Other Plays (Paperback): Euripides The Trojan Women and Other Plays (Paperback)
Euripides; Translated by James Morwood; Introduction by Edith Hall
R234 R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Save R47 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume of Euripides' plays offers new translations of the three great war plays Trojan Women, Hecuba, and Andromache, in which the sufferings of Troy's survivors are harrowingly depicted. With unparalleled intensity, Euripides--whom Aristotle called the most tragic of poets--describes the horrific brutality that both women and children undergo during war. Yet, in the war's aftermath, this brutality is challenged and a new battleground is revealed where the women of Troy evince an overwhelming greatness of spirit.
We weep for the aged Hecuba in her name play and in Trojan Women, while at the same time we admire her resilience amid unrelieved suffering. Andromache, the slave-concubine of her husband's killer, endures her existence in the victor's country with a stoic nobility. Of their time yet timeless, these plays insist on the victory of the female spirit amid the horrors visited on them by the gods and men during war.
About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Medea and Other Plays (Paperback): Euripides Medea and Other Plays (Paperback)
Euripides; Translated by James Morwood; Introduction by Edith Hall
R206 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R38 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

`the most tragic of the poets' Aristotle Euripides was one of the most popular and controversial of all Greek tragedians, and his plays are marked by an independence of thought, ingenious dramatic devices, and a subtle variety of register and mood. He is also remarkable for the prominence he gave to female characters, whether heroines of virtue or vice. In the ethically shocking Medea, the first known child-killing mother in Greek myth to perform the deed in cold blood manipulates her world in order to wreak vengeance on her treacherous husband. Hippolytus sees Phaedra's confession of her passion for her stepson herald disaster, while Electra's heroine helps her brother murder their mother in an act that mingles justice and sin. Lastly, lighter in tone, the satyr drama, Helen, is an exploration of the impossibility of certitude as brilliantly paradoxical as the three famous tragedies. This new translation does full justice to Euripides's range of tone and gift for narrative. A lucid introduction provides substantial analysis of each play, complete with vital explanations of the traditions and background to Euripides's world. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Medea (German, Paperback): Euripides Medea (German, Paperback)
Euripides
R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Bacchae. Iphigenia at Aulis. Rhesus (Hardcover): Euripides Bacchae. Iphigenia at Aulis. Rhesus (Hardcover)
Euripides; Edited by David Kovacs
R567 Discovery Miles 5 670 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

One of antiquity's greatest poets, Euripides has been prized in every age for the pathos, terror, and intellectual probing of his dramatic creations. This volume completes the new six-volume Loeb Classical Library edition of his plays.

In "Bacchae," a masterpiece of tragic drama, Euripides tells the story of king Pentheus's resistance to the worship of Dionysus and his horrific punishment. "Iphigenia at Aulis" recounts the sacrifice of Agamemnon's daughter to Artemis, the price exacted by the goddess for favorable sailing winds. "Rhesus" (probably not by Euripides) dramatizes a pivotal incident in the Trojan War. David Kovacs presents a faithful and skillfully worded translation of the three plays, facing a freshly edited Greek text.

Andromache, Hecuba, Trojan Women (Hardcover): Euripides Andromache, Hecuba, Trojan Women (Hardcover)
Euripides; Translated by Diane Arnson Svarlien; Introduction by Ruth Scodel
R942 R750 Discovery Miles 7 500 Save R192 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Diane Arnson Svarlien's translation of Euripides' Andromache , Hecuba , and Trojan Women exhibits the same scholarly and poetic standards that have won praise for her Alcestis , Medea , Hippolytus . Ruth Scodel's Introduction examines the cultural and political context in which Euripides wrote, and provides analysis of the themes, structure, and characters of the plays included. Her notes offer expert guidance to readers encountering these works for the first time.

Three Other Theban Plays - Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes; Euripides' Suppliants; Euripides' Phoenician Women... Three Other Theban Plays - Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes; Euripides' Suppliants; Euripides' Phoenician Women (Paperback)
Aeschylus, Euripides
R393 R337 Discovery Miles 3 370 Save R56 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Though now associated mainly with Sophocles' Theban Plays and Euripides' Bacchae , the theme of Thebes and its royalty was a favorite of ancient Greek poets, one explored in a now lost epic cycle, as well as several other surviving tragedies. With a rich Introduction that sets three of these plays within the larger contexts of Theban legend and of Greek tragedy in performance, Cecelia Eaton Luschnig's annotated translation of Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes , Euripides' Suppliants , and Euripides' Phoenician Women offers a brilliant constellation of less familiar Theban plays-those dealing with the war between Oedipus' sons, its casualties, and survivors.

Medea (Paperback, Main): Euripides Medea (Paperback, Main)
Euripides; Translated by Ben Power
R253 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R57 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

I choose to take back my life. My life. Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she's left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day's grace. It's time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear. Ben Power's version of Euripides' tragedy Medea premiered at the National Theatre, London, in July 2014.

Three Plays (Paperback, Reissued Revised Ed): Euripides Three Plays (Paperback, Reissued Revised Ed)
Euripides; Translated by Philip Vellacott
R258 R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Save R47 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Euripides acts as the skeptical questioner of his age in these verse translations of Alcestis, Hippolytus, and Iphigenia in Tauris.

Hecuba - Hekabe (Paperback, New edition): Euripides Hecuba - Hekabe (Paperback, New edition)
Euripides; Translated by Robert Emmet Meagher
R290 Discovery Miles 2 900 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Euripides' Hekabe presents a spectacle of suffering, rage, and revenge that offers compelling witness to the courage and solidarity of those who suffer the most from violence. Meagher's brilliant translation is accessible yet does not diminish the powerful impact of this extraordinary and timeless play.

Heracles and Other Plays (Paperback): Euripides Heracles and Other Plays (Paperback)
Euripides; Translated by Robin Waterfield; Introduction by Edith Hall; Notes by James Morwood
R259 R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Save R53 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Alcestis * Heracles * Children of Heracles * Cyclops Euripides wrote about timeless themes, of friendship and enmity, hope and despair, duty and betrayal. The first three plays in this volume are filled with violence or its threat, while the fourth, Cyclops, is our only surviving example of a genuine satyr play, with all the crude and slapstick humour that characterized the genre. There is death in Alcestis, which explores the marital relationship of Alcestis and Admetus with pathos and grim humour, but whose status as tragedy is subverted by a happy ending. The blood-soaked Heracles portrays deep emotional pain and undeserved suffering; its demand for a more humanistic ethics in the face of divine indifference and callousness makes it one of Euripides' more popular and profound plays. Children of Heracles is a rich and complex work, famous for its dialogues and monologues, in which the effects of war on refugees and the consequences of sheltering them are movingly explored. In Cyclops Euripides takes the familiar story of Odysseus' escape from the Cyclops Polyphemus and turns it to hilarious comic effect. Euripides' other plays are all available in Oxford World's Classics. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Alcestis, Medea, Hippolytus (Hardcover): Euripides Alcestis, Medea, Hippolytus (Hardcover)
Euripides; Translated by Diane Arnson Svarlien; Introduction by Robin Mitchell-Boyask
R867 R695 Discovery Miles 6 950 Save R172 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This new volume of three of Euripides' most celebrated plays offers graceful, economical, metrical translations that convey the wide range of effects of the playwright's verse, from the idiomatic speech of its dialogue to the high formality of its choral odes.

Bacchae and Other Plays (Paperback): Euripides Bacchae and Other Plays (Paperback)
Euripides; Edited by James Morwood; Introduction by Edith Hall
R225 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R41 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Iphigenia among the Taurians Bacchae Iphigenia at Aulis Rhesus The four plays newly translated in this volume are among Euripides' most exciting works. Iphigenia among the Taurians is a story of escape and contrasting Greek and barbarian civilization, set on the Black Sea at the edge of the known world. Bacchae, a profound exploration of the human psyche, deals with the appalling consequences of resistance to Dionysus, god of wine and unfettered emotion. This tragedy, which above all others speaks to our post-Freudian era, is one of Euripides' two last surviving plays. The second, Iphigenia at Aulis, centres on the ultimate dysfunctional family as natural emotion is tested in the tragic crucible of the Greek expedition against Troy. Lastly, Rhesus, probably the work of another playwright, is a thrilling, action-packed Iliad in miniature, dealing with a grisly event in the Trojan War. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Medea (Paperback, New ed): Euripides Medea (Paperback, New ed)
Euripides; Translated by Nicholas Rudall
R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Medea, whose magical powers helped Jason and the Argonauts take the Golden Fleece, remains one the strongest female characters ever to appear on stage. In the play she kills her own children-a desperate and powerful act. Nicholas Rudall's deft translation for contemporary audiences provides new insight into this classic story.

Medea (Paperback): Euripides Medea (Paperback)
Euripides; Translated by Michael Collier, Georgia Ann Machemer
R236 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R16 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Greek Tragedy in New Translations series is based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves, or who work in collaboration with poets, can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of the great Greek writers. These new translations are more than faithful to the original text, going beyond the literal meaning in order to evoke the poetic intensity and rich metaphorical texture of the Greek language.
Euripides was one of the most popular and controversial of all the Greek tragedians, and his plays are marked by an independence of thought, ingenious dramatic devices, and a subtle variety of register and mood. Medea, is a story of betrayal and vengeance. Medea, incensed that her husband Jason would leave her for another after the many sacrifices she has made for him, murders both his new bride and their own children in revenge. It is an excellent example of the prominence and complexity that Euripides gave to female characters. This new translation does full justice to the lyricism of Euripides original work, while a new introduction provides a guide to the play, complete with interesting details about the traditions and social issues that influenced Euripides's world.

Euripides IV - Helen, The Phoenician Women, Orestes (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition): Euripides Euripides IV - Helen, The Phoenician Women, Orestes (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition)
Euripides; Edited by Mark Griffith, Glenn W. Most, David Grene, Richmond Lattimore
R740 Discovery Miles 7 400 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Sixty years ago, the University of Chicago Press undertook a momentous project: a new translation of the Greek tragedies that would be the ultimate resource for teachers, students, and readers. They succeeded. Under the expert management of eminent classicists David Grene and Richmond Lattimore, those translations combined accuracy, poetic immediacy, and clarity of presentation to render the surviving masterpieces of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides in an English so lively and compelling that they remain the standard translations. Today, Chicago is taking pains to ensure that our Greek tragedies remain the leading English-language versions throughout the twenty-first century. In this highly anticipated third edition, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. Most have carefully updated the translations to bring them even closer to the ancient Greek while retaining the vibrancy for which our English versions are famous. This edition also includes brand-new translations of Euripides' "Medea", "The Children of Heracles", "Andromache", and "Iphigenia among the Taurians", fragments of lost plays by Aeschylus, and the surviving portion of Sophocles' satyr-drama "The Trackers". New introductions for each play offer essential information about its first production, plot, and reception in antiquity and beyond. In addition, each volume includes an introduction to the life and work of its tragedian, as well as notes addressing textual uncertainties and a glossary of names and places mentioned in the plays. In addition to the new content, the volumes have been reorganized both within and between volumes to reflect the most up-to-date scholarship on the order in which the plays were originally written. The result is a set of handsome paperbacks destined to introduce new generations of readers to these foundational works of Western drama, art, and life.

Orestes and Other Plays (Paperback): Euripides Orestes and Other Plays (Paperback)
Euripides; Translated by Robin Waterfield; Notes by James Morwood; Introduction by Edith Hall
R287 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R59 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ion Orestes The Phoenician Women The Suppliant Women In these four plays Euripides explores ethical and political themes,contrasting the claims of patriotism with family loyalty, pragmatism and expediency with justice, and the idea that 'might is right' with the ideal of clemency. Ion is a vivid portrait of the role of chance in human life and an exploration of family relationships, which combines a sympathetic portrait of a rape victim with remarks on Athenian xenophobia. In Orestes, the most popular of the tragedian's plays in the ancient world, Euripides explores the emotional consequences of Orestes' murder of his mother on the individuals concerned, and makes the tale resonate with advice to Athens about the threat to democracy posed by political pressure groups. The Suppliant Women is a commentary on the politics of empire, as the Athenian king Theseus decides to use force of arms rather than persuasion against Thebes. The Phoenician Women transforms the terrible conflict between Oedipus' sons into one of the most savage indictments of civil war in Western literature by highlighting the personal tragedy it brings. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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