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Iphigeneia at Aulis : Greek Tragedy in New Translations (Paperback) - Euripides .

Iphigeneia at Aulis

Greek Tragedy in New Translations (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 5th September 2000
ISBN: 9780195077094
Number Of Pages: 128

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In their translation of Euripides' Iphigeneia at Aulis, noted American poet W.S. Merwin and eminent classicist George E. Dimock offer a compelling look at the devastating consequence of "man's inhumanity to man." A stern critique of Greek culture, Iphigeneia at Aulis condemns the Trojan War, depicting the ugly and awesome power of political ambition. Agamemnon's sacrifice of his daughter Iphigeneia to facilitate the Greek Armies advance on Troy is marvelously conveyed by Merwin, as he impressively recreates the broad array of moral and emotional tones with which Euripides has invested one of the most moving plays in the history of drama. With its insightful introduction by Dimock, notes on the text, and a glossary of mythical and geographical terms, this edition of Iphigeneia at Aulis is indispensable to an understanding of Euripides' tragic vision.

"Wonderful edition."--Professor Coni Maniels, University of Hawaii at Manoa "The translation is clear and conveys well the sense of Euripides' intent. The introduction gives an up-to-date evaluation of the play. The notes should be very helpful to the Greekless reader. The glossary at the end of this and the other volumes in the series are excellent as a guide to the mythless reader."--Patricia P. Matsen, University of South Carolina "A very accessible translation of a wonderful story. The glossary is very useful."--Karen E. Stohr, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill "Very well edited, and priced right."--Edna L. Steeves, University of Rhode Island

Editor's Forewordp. v
Introductionp. 3
Iphigeneia at Aulisp. 23
Notes on the Textp. 97
Glossaryp. 107
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ISBN: 9780195077094
ISBN-10: 0195077091
Series: Greek Tragedy in New Translations (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 5th September 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.07 x 13.21  x 0.76
Weight (kg): 0.11