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Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries : Euripides: Phoenissae Series Number 29 - Euripides

Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries

Euripides: Phoenissae Series Number 29


Published: 20th May 2004
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This volume provides a thorough philological and dramatic commentary on Euripides' Phoenissae, the first detailed commentary in English since 1911. An introduction surveys the play, its possible date, features of the original production, the background of Theban myth, the general problem of interpolation, and the textual tradition. The commentary treats the constitution of the text, noteworthy features of diction and style, dramatic technique and structure, and the controversies over possible later additions to the text.

"The finest commentary ever written by an American on a Greek tragedy. Breadth is extraordinary." Religious Studies Review "This handsomely produced volume tips the scales as the heavyweight among Euripidean commentaries. It is a major philological achievement, which vastly enhances understanding of the play." Justina Gregory, AJP "Superb...Mastronarde has brought readers of Medea up to date, set out for us the scholarly discussion while cogently advancing it, and given us the tools to make our own judgements." Hardy Hansen, Classical World

Introduction: Homer and the modern Greek poets
Homer in the New Greece: The Spirit and the Letter
Kalvos and Solomos
Archaism and kleftism
The Homeric inheritance
Greek romanticism comes of age
Beyond Homer
Modes of misquotation
Ancient days
Homer into history
Homer and the poetic vocation
Beyond the folk tradition
Spirit and letter in 'The King of Asine'
Further reading
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ISBN: 9780521604468
ISBN-10: 052160446X
Series: Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 684
Published: 20th May 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 0.86