The Leading eBooks Store Online 4,385,058 members ⚫ 1,459,539 ebooks

New to

Learn more

Euripides Alcestis

With Introduction and Commentary

Euripides Alcestis by L. P. E. Parker
Buy this eBook
US$ 64.99
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)
Alcestis is one of Euripides' richest and most brilliant - as well as most controversial - plays. But, apart from D. J. Conacher's student text, no annotated edition in English has appeared for more than fifty years. The present work is designed to aid close reading and to serve as an introduction to the serious study of the play in its various aspects. The introduction covers the background to the story in myth and folktale, its treatment by other writersfrom antiquity to the present, the critical reception of Euripides' play, and its textual transmission and metres. The notes are designed in particular to help readers who have been learning Greek for a relatively short time. More advanced matter, such as discussion of textual problems, is placed in squarebrackets at the end of the note.
OUP Oxford; March 2007
396 pages; ISBN 9780191569012
Read online, or download in secure PDF format
Title: Euripides Alcestis
Author: L. P. E. Parker