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Euripides, Volume 5: Helen, Phoenician Women, Orestes (L011) ( Euripides David Kovacs (trans)) Hardcover Book, (Harvard University Press, 2002) 9780674996007
Euripides, Volume 5: Helen, Phoenician Women, Orestes (L011) ( Euripides David Kovacs (trans)) Hardcover Book, (Harvard University Press, 2002) 9780674996007
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Title: Euripides, Volume 5: Helen, Phoenician Women, Orestes (L011)

Author: Euripides, David Kovacs (trans)

Publisher: Harvard University Press; Publication Date: 2002

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780674996007

Volumes: 1; Pages: 624

List Price in Cloth: $24.00 Our price: $24.00

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Euripides has been prized in every age for the pathos, terror, surprising plot twists, and intellectual probing of his dramatic creations. In this fifth volume of the new Loeb Classical Library Euripides, David Kovacs presents a freshly edited Greek text and a faithful and deftly worded translation of three plays.For his Helen the poet employs an alternative history in which a virtuous Helen never went to Troy but spent the war years in Egypt, falsely blamed for the adulterous behavior of her divinely created double in Troy. This volume also includes Phoenician Women, Euripides' treatment of the battle between the sons of Oedipus for control of Thebes; and Orestes, a novel retelling of Orestes' lot after he murdered his mother, Clytaemestra. Each play is annotated and prefaced by a helpful introduction.
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