Paperback Focus Classical Library

By (author) Euripides, Edited and translated by Anthony J. Podlecki

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  • Publisher: Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
  • Format: Paperback | 94 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 211mm x 8mm | 91g
  • Publication date: 1 June 1991
  • Publication City/Country: USA
  • ISBN 10: 0941051102
  • ISBN 13: 9780941051101
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 804,043

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This is an English translation of Euripides' tragedy Medea based upon the myth of Jason and Medea and her revenge against her husband Jason. Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture.

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Author information

Anthony Podlecki is professor emeritus at the University of British Columbia where he has authored many texts and translations, including Euripides' "Medea "for the Focus Classical Library.

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Anthony Podlecki is professor emeritus at the University of British Columbia. Educated at Holy Cross College, Oxford University and the University of Toronto, he taught at Northwestern University and Pennsylvania State University before joining the staff of the University of British Columbia in 1975. He has translated various Greek tragedies and has written several books on Athenian history.

Table of contents

Introduction p1 The Mythical Background p1 Medea in the Work of Euripides p6 The Design of the Ancient Greek Theater p9 Euripides' Medea p13 Appendices p79 Plot Summaries p79 Suggestions For Further Reading p82 Additional Bibliographical Note (2005) p89