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    Euripides: Medea (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics) (Paperback)(English / Greek, Ancient (to 1453)) By (author) Euripides, Edited by Donald J. Mastronarde, Series edited by P. E. Easterling, Series edited by Philip Hardie, Series edited by Richard Hunter, Series edited by E. J. Kenney

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    DescriptionThis up-to-date edition makes Euripides' most famous and influential play accessible to students of Greek reading their first tragedy as well as to more advanced students. The introduction analyzes Medea as a revenge-plot, evaluates the strands of motivation that lead to her tragic insistence on killing her own children, and assesses the potential sympathy of a Greek audience for a character triply marked as other (barbarian, witch, woman). A unique feature of this book is the introduction to tragic language and style. The text, revised for this edition, is accompanied by an abbreviated critical apparatus. The commentary provides morphological and syntactic help for inexperienced students and more advanced observations on vocabulary, rhetoric, dramatic techniques, stage action, and details of interpretation, from the famous debate of Medea and Jason to the 'unmotivated' entrance of Aegeus and the controversial monologue of Medea.


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    Title
    Euripides: Medea
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Euripides, Edited by Donald J. Mastronarde, Series edited by P. E. Easterling, Series edited by Philip Hardie, Series edited by Richard Hunter, Series edited by E. J. Kenney
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 440
    Width: 122 mm
    Height: 180 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 458 g
    Language
    English
    Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521643863
    ISBN 10: 0521643864
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DD, DSG, DSBB
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AHA
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    Libri: I-LA
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11500
    Abridged Dewey: 808
    B&T General Subject: 630
    LC classification: PA
    BISAC V2.8: LAN000000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC21: 882.01
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    DC22: 882.01
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LCO003000
    BIC subject category V2: 2AHA
    BISAC V2.8: DRA006000
    LC classification: PA3973 .M4 2002
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: DSG, DD, DSBB, NHC
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 December 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Donald Mastronarde is Melpomene Distinguished Professor of Classical Languages and Literature at the University of California, Berkeley.
    Review quote
    '... predictably fine, thoughtful and polished ... a nicely self-contained teaching-tool ... Throughout, Mastronarde displays virtues known from his previous activity as a commentator: clarity of exposition; fairness in the treatment of controversial issues; philological acumen; command of the primary and secondary literature ... a keen eye for the theatrical dimension of drama; and an openness to engage with broader, and often complex, non-philological aspects of interpretation.' Mouseion, Journal of the Classical Association of Canada 'We may confidently say now that future students will face a less difficult task thanks to the work of D. J. Mastronarde, whose knowledge of Greek theatre and uncommon talent as a teacher have combined to produce a most valuable book. It is easy to foresee that students will be grateful to M. for his admirably concise and useful treatment of language, style and metre ... Mastronarde's book is an outstanding contribution to the understanding of Medea and a valuable introduction to Greek tragedy as a whole. It deserves to take pride of place on the shelves of Euripidean scholars beside the time-honoured commentary of Page.' Journal of Hellenic Studies '... this series has consistently proven itself to provide high quality commentaries for teaching Greek texts in the original. Mastronarde's fine work does not disappoint. ... this is a volume which will prove very useful to students of Greek tragedy in the original and will also be a valuable resource for professional colleagues.' Hermathena
    Table of contents
    General introduction; Structural elements of Greek tragedy; Language and style; Prosody and metre; MEDEA; Commentary; Appendix: Medea's great monologue.