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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 R469 Discovery Miles 4 690 Save R62 (12%) 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.

Odysseus at Troy - Ajax, Hecuba and Trojan Women (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Euripides Odysseus at Troy - Ajax, Hecuba and Trojan Women (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Euripides; Edited by Stephen Esposito, Robin Mitchell-Boyask, Diskin Clay; Sophocles
R499 R442 Discovery Miles 4 420 Save R57 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book contains translations of three plays: Ajax, Hecuba, and Trojan Women. They are all centered around the mythological theme of the Greek warrior, Odysseus, hero of the Trojan War. All three plays are complete, with notes and introductions, plus an introduction to the volume with background to the story which was one of the most popular themes and one of the most written about Greek hero in Greek literature.

Written during a tumultuous age of sophists and demagogues, these three plays (c. 450-425 BCE) bear witness to the gradual degradation of Odysseus' character. In presenting the unexpected devolution of a renowned mythic figure, the plays examine numerous themes relevant to contemporary American political life: the profound psychological consequences of brought on by the stress of war and why a once proud and noble warrior might commit suicide; and the dehumanizing darkness that descends upon innocent female war-victims when victors use act on false political necessity.

Sophocles (Paperback): Stephen Esposito Sophocles (Paperback)
Stephen Esposito
R451 R415 Discovery Miles 4 150 Save R36 (8%) Out of stock

Who can forget the tragic inevitability of Oedipus' fate, the implacable determination of bereaved Antigone, or the noble, towering rage of an Ajax wronged? These are but a few of the famous triumphs which earned Sophocles a place alongside Aeschylus and Euripides as one of the three pillars of the tragic canon in the golden age of fifth-century Athenian drama. Only seven of Sophocles' 123 plays survive in their entirety, but each one of these has demonstrated an enduring appeal as it continues to captivate theatre-going audiences worldwide. In his agile and informative introduction, Stephen Esposito presents the genius of Sophocles through a perceptive analysis of his extant works: their poetry and production; the cultural and political contexts behind their themes; and the distinctive character of the rich, resonant Sophoclean voice. He explores as well Sophocles' engagement with Homer, and the lasting legacy of Sophocles' influence on the work of intellectuals, playwrights, directors and musicians as diverse as Seneca, Freud, Stravinsky and Pier Paolo Pasolini.

Sophocles (Hardcover): Stephen Esposito Sophocles (Hardcover)
Stephen Esposito
R1,332 Discovery Miles 13 320 Out of stock

Who can forget the tragic inevitability of Oedipus' fate, the implacable determination of bereaved Antigone, or the noble, towering rage of an Ajax wronged? These are but a few of the famous triumphs which earned Sophocles a place alongside Aeschylus and Euripides as one of the three pillars of the tragic canon in the golden age of fifth-century Athenian drama. Only seven of Sophocles' 123 plays survive in their entirety, but each one of these has demonstrated an enduring appeal as it continues to captivate theatre-going audiences worldwide. In his agile and informative introduction, Stephen Esposito presents the genius of Sophocles through a perceptive analysis of his extant works: their poetry and production; the cultural and political contexts behind their themes; and the distinctive character of the rich, resonant Sophoclean voice. He explores as well Sophocles' engagement with Homer, and the lasting legacy of Sophocles' influence on the work of intellectuals, playwrights, directors and musicians as diverse as Seneca, Freud, Stravinsky and Pier Paolo Pasolini.

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