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Euripides: v. VIII : Fragments: Oedipus - Chrysippus Other Fragments - Euripides

Euripides: v. VIII

Fragments: Oedipus - Chrysippus Other Fragments

By: Euripides, Christopher Collard (Editor, Translator), Martin Cropp (Editor, Translator)

Hardcover Published: 17th February 2009
ISBN: 9780674996311
Number Of Pages: 672

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Eighteen of the ninety or so plays composed by Euripides between 455 and 406 BCE survive in a complete form and are included in the first six volumes of the Loeb Euripides. A further fifty-two tragedies and eleven satyr plays, including a few of disputed authorship, are known from ancient quotations and references and from numerous papyri discovered since 1880. No more than one-fifth of any play is represented, but many can be reconstructed with some accuracy in outline, and many of the fragments are striking in themselves. The extant plays and the fragments together make Euripides by far the best known of the classic Greek tragedians.

This edition of the fragments, concluded in this second volume, offers the first complete English translation together with a selection of testimonia bearing on the content of the plays. The texts are based on the recent comprehensive edition of R. Kannicht. A general Introduction discusses the evidence for the lost plays. Each play is prefaced by a select bibliography and an introductory discussion of its mythical background, plot, and location of the fragments, general character, chronology, and impact on subsequent literary and artistic traditions.

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Euripides keeps us on the edge of our seats, whipping up pity, fear, surprise and shock in large doses...The splendid new two-volume Loeb edition of the fragments of Euripides, of which the second volume has just appeared, is a comforting reminder that we actually have fairly substantial knowledge of many Euripidean "lost" plays as well.-- (07/10/2009)

Oedipus Oeneus Oenomaus Palamedes Peliades Peleus
Pleisthenes Polyidus Protesilaus Rhesus Stheneboea Sisyphus Sciron Scyrians Syleus Telephus
Temenidae and Temenus Temenidae or Temenus Temenidae
Temenus Hypsipyle Phaethon Philoctetes Phoenix Phrixus a and b Phrixus a Phrixus b Phrixus a or b Chrysippus Fragments of Unidentified Plays
Doubtful or Spurious Fragments Appendix: Critias or Euripides?
Pirithous Rhadamanthys Tennes Sisyphus(?)
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ISBN: 9780674996311
ISBN-10: 0674996313
Series: Loeb Classical Library
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 672
Published: 17th February 2009
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 16.5 x 10.8  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.5

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