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certainly one of antiquity's maximum poets, Euripides (ca. 485-406 BCE) has been prized in all ages for the pathos, terror, superb plot twists, and highbrow probing of his dramatic creations. right here, within the 3rd quantity of a brand new variation that's receiving a lot compliment, is the textual content and translation of 3 of his performs.

Trojan Women, a play concerning the explanations and outcomes of battle, develops the subject matter of the tragic unpredictability of lifestyles. Iphigenia one of the Taurians and Ion express tragic topics and events (the homicide of shut relatives). each one ends fortunately with a pleased reunion.

As within the first 3 volumes of this variation, David Kovacs provides us a freshly edited Greek textual content and an favorite new translation that, within the phrases of Greece and Rome, is "close to the Greek and reads fluently and well;" his advent to every play and explanatory notes provide readers really appropriate tips.

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