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Helen : Greek Tragedy in New Translations - Euripides .

Helen

Greek Tragedy in New Translations

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Published: 29th October 1992
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Outstepping the literal bounds of genre, Euripides' Helen has been referred to by scholars as both a tragedy and a comedy. In this sensitive new translation by James Michie and Colin Leach, Euripides' fragile structure of subtlety, in both timing and tone, is beautifully preserved. From the myth ascribed to the Sicilian poet Stesichorus, Helen plays on the question of two Helens: one a phantom in Troy, and the other the real Helen who remained in Egypt. A myriad of reversals, thought-provoking examples of differing orders of reality, and juxtapositions of opposites, allow Euripides to comment on the futility of war and the distinction between appearance and reality.

"The translation is clear and conveys well the sense of the original Greek. I much prefer it to the others that are currently available. The introduction gives a good demonstration of the problems of interpretation critics of the play encounter. The notes are very clear and should be helpful to the Greekless reader."--Patricia P. Matsen, University of South Carolina "One can savour these beautiful individual editions."--John Dillon, Hermathena-Trinity College/Dublin "Skillfully represented."--Bernard Bredley, Kings College, London "Well edited, priced right."--Edna L. Steeves, University of Rhode Island "The translation is clear and conveys well the sense of the original Greek. I much prefer it to the others that are currently available. The introduction gives a good demonstration of the problems of interpretation critics of the play encounter. The notes are very clear and should be helpful to the Greekless reader."--Patricia P. Matsen, University of South Carolina "One can savour these beautiful individual editions."--John Dillon, Hermathena-Trinity College/Dublin "Skillfully represented."--Bernard Bredley, Kings College, London "Well edited, priced right."--Edna L. Steeves, University of Rhode Island

Introductionp. 3
Helenp. 19
Notesp. 87
Glossaryp. 101
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ISBN: 9780195077100
ISBN-10: 0195077105
Series: Greek Tragedy in New Translations
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 29th October 1992
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.5 x 13.6  x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.11