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Also includes Phoenician Women Euripides' treatment of the battle between the sons of Oedipus for control of Thebes; and Orestes a novel retelling of Orestes' lot after he murdered his mother Clytaemestra Each play is annotated and prefaced by a helpful introduction. Great play but the edition I have isn t that good 1 of the battle between the sons The Headstrong Miss Henley of Oedipus for control Forgotten Gospel of Thebes; and Orestes a novel retelling Iris Murdoch Work For The Spirit of Orestes' lot after he murdered his mother Clytaemestra Each play is annotated and prefaced by a helpful introduction. Great play but the edition I have isn t that good

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Euripides has been prized in every age for the pathos terror surprising plot twists and intellectual probing of his dramatic creations In this fifth volume of the new Loeb Classical Library Euripides David Kovacs presents a freshly edited Greek text and a faithful an. This is really a lovely edition of Euripides plays Introductions are informative but not too long Plays are presented in readable form it is clear who is speaking now verses are numbered It was all readable and nice so I think translations here are goodAs for downsides I m not fan of putting plays by date of the first performance I would rather choose order concered with stories eg putting plays about the house of Agamemnon together but it s nice that uality of plays here has ascending tendency Footnotes were uninteresting I would prefer to have allusions explained rather than to read about long history of uestion is this said by this or that character Helen 35 It was really interesting to read alternative version of story of Helen I prefer classic one thoughPortraiting Helen as super faithful wife seems really odd to me And the moode of story was like some Red Library romance my mother would read than great greek tragedy And the first half of the play was uneventfulOn the other side there are certainly good things in this play Obviously the idea of alternative stor of Helen is big plus the trick theyHelen and Menalaos used to escape was uite clever and I really loved the idea of prophetess in the house that knews almost everything and you re at her mercy at her decision what she ll tell or hide The Phoenician Women 45Iwas suprised by amount of plot in this play this piece is packed with actionWell not really all action scenes are only described by some messenger like is usual for ancient plays But indeed these things to describe are great in number and lots of is going on here unlike in other great tragedies Many suplots suicides and eventsNevertheless there are still long and sophisticated argumentations between characters and great revealing monoloues I especialy liked idea to portrait this Theban tragedy from the viewpoint of passing by women that have no interest or role in Theban problems and reminds that it s not only about house of Laius but that conseuences are far reaching On the other side this aspect of play could have been developed Certainly my favourite Theban play Only important minus is that despite of great number of deaths and suicides it misses the dark feeling of uncoming tragedy that Seven Against Thebes had But yes good complex and dark play Orestes 55 This play has everything that I love about greek tragedies and much Once again its readable but deep One can feel the atmosphere of preceeding tragedies and tragedies yet to happen Plot is uite complex not lacking of action and many scenes starts your imagination and fills you with emotions Orestes fever bombastic final scene description of a courtAnd most importantly its full of argumentation lead in suprising level of sophistication Once again Euripides takes problem from all sides different people present their different opinions and explain bases for their opinions In library they should put it right next to Plato s dialoues

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D deftly worded translation of three playsFor his Helen the poet employs an alternative history in which a virtuous Helen never went to Troy but spent the war years in Egypt falsely blamed for the adulterous behavior of her divinely created double in Troy This volume. The Phoenician Women is not to my mind one of Euripides towering masterpieces and doesn t stand comparison with the Medea or Trojan Women but it is a great exploration of fraternal rivalry and ambition and of transgenerational conseuences I m going to use this as part of the A level course on Oedipus and Antigens as a way of exploring the immense flexibility Attic playwrights had in crafting plays based in known myths through contrast with the Sophoclean narratives of the same cycle which have different characters alive or dead present or exiled


9 thoughts on “HelenPhoenician WomenOrestes

  1. says:

    Maybe my least favorite volume of the tragedy collection Helen would probably be the favorite I enjoyed seeing her struggle with the fact that two people groups fought for 10 years because of her Powerful stuff The Phoenician Women and Orestes dealt with myths I had already read in other tragedies so I was getting fatigued

  2. says:

    read Helennice she is not blamed for once

  3. says:

    This is really a lovely edition of Euripides' plays Introductions are informative but not too long Plays are presented in readable form it is clear who is speaking now verses are numbered It was all readable and nice so I think translations here are goodAs for downsides I'm not fan of putting plays by date of the first pe

  4. says:

    This was the first time I've read a Loeb classic edition and I have to say even though the dual text was lost on me I really liked them The size

  5. says:

    An unusual batch of three works the last of which 'Orestes' is the most interesting at least until the absurd deus ex the device that is now approaching comedic and tiresome in use Euripides gets frustratingly close to pushing outside the limits of myth I am sure the climax of 'Orestes' must have been very interesting when initially perform

  6. says:

    The Phoenician Women is not to my mind one of Euripides' towering masterpieces and doesn't stand comparison with the Medea or Trojan Women but it is a great exploration of fraternal rivalry and ambition and of transgenerational conseuences I'm going to use this as part of the A level course on Oedipus and Antige

  7. says:

    This are the crazy plays at least to modern sensibilities Readers who have only read the major Greek plays will be surprised The end of Orestes sounds like something from Tarentino with of course a deus ex machina

  8. says:

    Great play but the edition I have isn't that good

  9. says:

    Wow I knew Euripides was unorthodox but what a fresh way to look at the same story Some of the plays are even better than the reknowned counterparts by the old masters

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