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Euripides : Phoenissae - Euripides




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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

The play
The problem of date and companion plays
Features of the original production
Thebaid myth and Phoenissae
The Peisander scholion and Chrysippus
The problem of interpolation
The text
Appendix: The poetic topography of Thebes
Abbreviations and Bibliography
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ISBN: 9780521410717
ISBN-10: 0521410711
Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 684
Published: 30th November 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 4.14
Weight (kg): 1.01