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Helen ; Phoenician women ; Orestes

Author: Ευριπιδες. ; Euripides.; David Kovacs
Publisher: Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 2002.
Series: Loeb classical library, 11.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For his Helen the poet employs an alternative history in which a virtuous and faithful Helen never went to Troy but spent the war years in Egypt, falsely blamed for the actions of her divinely created double in Troy. Volume V also includes Phoenician Women, Euripides' treatment of the battle between the sons of Oedipus for control of Thebes (the story told by Aeschylus in Seven against Thebes); and Orestes, a novel  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Tragedies
Translations into English
Drama
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Euripides.
Helen.
Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 2002
(OCoLC)605386812
Named Person: Euripides; Helen, of Troy Queen of Sparta; Orestes, King of Argos (Mythological character); Euripide
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ευριπιδες. ; Euripides.; David Kovacs
ISBN: 0674996003 9780674996007
OCLC Number: 47666814
Language Note: Parallel text in English and Greek.
Notes: "Euripides V."
Description: viii, 605 pages ; 17 cm.
Contents: Helen ; Phoenician Women ; Orestes.
Series Title: Loeb classical library, 11.
Other Titles: Phoenician women.
Orestes.
Works.
Helen ; Phoenician women ; Orestes
Responsibility: Euripides ; edited and translated by David Kovacs.

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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 volume, David Kovacs presents an edited Greek text  Read more...

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