Euripides Phoenician Women

Author: Thalia Papadopolou
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472521285
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"Phoenician Women", one of Euripides' later tragedies, is an intriguing play that arguably displays some of his finest dramatic technique. Rich in cast and varied in incident, it is an example of Euripides' experimentation with structure. It dramatises the most fertile mythical tradition of the city of Thebes and its doomed royal family, focusing in particular on the conflict between Eteocles and Polyneices as a result of their father Oedipus' curse, which eventually leads to mutual fratricide. The play was very popular throughout antiquity, and became part of the so-called "Byzantine Triad" (along with "Hecuba" and "Orestes"), of plays studied in the school curriculum.Thalia Papadopoulou here offers a thorough survey of the play in its historical context, against the background of Athenian tragedy and Euripidean dramaturgy. Employing various critical approaches, she investigates the literary tradition and the dynamics of intertextuality, Euripidean dramatic technique, the use of rhetoric, characterisation, gender, the function of the Chorus, aspects of performance and the reception of the play from antiquity to modern times.
Euripides: Phoenician Women
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Thalia Papadopolou
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-25 - Publisher: A&C Black

"Phoenician Women", one of Euripides' later tragedies, is an intriguing play that arguably displays some of his finest dramatic technique. Rich in cast and varied in incident, it is an example of Euripides' experimentation with structure. It dramatises the most fertile mythical tradition of the city of Thebes and its
The Phoenician Women
Language: en
Pages: 100
Authors: Euripides
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 1981 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

Peter Burian and Brian Swann re-create Euripides' controversial play in a new translation accompanied by critical introductions, stage directions, a glossary of mythical Greek terms, and a commentary on difficult passages.
Three Other Theban Plays
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Aeschylus, Euripides
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-11 - Publisher: Hackett Publishing

Though now associated mainly with Sophocles' Theban Plays and Euripides' Bacchae, the theme of Thebes and its royalty was a favorite of ancient Greek poets, one explored in a now lost epic cycle, as well as several other surviving tragedies. With a rich Introduction that sets three of these plays
Euripides IV
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Euripides
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-19 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Euripides IV contains the plays “Helen,” translated by Richmond Lattimore; “The Phoenician Women,” translated by Elizabeth Wyckoff; and “Orestes,” translated by William Arrowsmith. Sixty years ago, the University of Chicago Press undertook a momentous project: a new translation of the Greek tragedies that would be the ultimate resource for teachers,
Euripides, 3
Language: en
Pages: 392
Authors: Euripides
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998-06 - Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

What man would murder his daughter to help a fleet get out to sea, or give his wife over to death in his stead? The tragedies in this Penn Greek Drama Series volume are filled with such dramatic conflicts.