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Alcestis

Author: Euripides.; William Arrowsmith
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
Series: Greek tragedy in new translations.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At once a vigorous translation of one of Euripides' most subtle and witty plays, and a wholly fresh interpretation, this version reveals for the first time the extraordinary formal beauty and thematic concentration of the Alcestis. William Arrowsmith, eminent classical scholar, translator, and General Editor of this highly praised series, rejects the standard view of the Alcestis as a psychological study of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Tragedies (Drama)
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Named Person: Alcestis, Queen consort of Admetus King of Pherae; Alcestis, Queen consort of Admetus King of Pherae.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Euripides.; William Arrowsmith
ISBN: 0195061667 9780195061666
OCLC Number: 20295459
Description: xi, 122 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Greek tragedy in new translations.
Other Titles: Alcestis.
Responsibility: Euripides ; translated by William Arrowsmith.
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A translation and interpretation of one of Euripides' plays, this version reveals the formal beauty and thematic concentration of the Alcestis. The late William Arrowsmith presents the play as a  Read more...

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"I like this edition better than the Chicago translation."-Nancy Evans, Smith College "Translations should be readable poetry in their own right. DiPiero succeeds and is honest about how he does Read more...

 
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