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Euripides' Helen

Author: Euripides; William Allan
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008
Series: Cambridge Greek and Latin classics
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers a detailed literary and cultural analysis of Euripides' Helen, a work which arguably embodies the variety and dynamism of fifth-century Athenian tragedy more than any other surviving play. The  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Drama
Named Person: Helen, of Troy Queen of Sparta; Helen, of Troy Queen of Sparta.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Euripides; William Allan
ISBN: 9780521836906 0521836905 9780521545419 0521545412
OCLC Number: 488463726
Description: xiii, 371 s
Contents: Introduction; 1. Euripides and Athens; 2. The figure of Helen in early Greek culture; 3. Helen on stage; 4. The 'New Helen'; 5. The production; 6. A tragedy of ideas; 7. Genre; 8. Helen transformed; 9. The text and its transmission; Helen; Commentary.
Series Title: Cambridge Greek and Latin classics
Other Titles: Helen
Responsibility: editor, William Allan

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