Iphigeneia at Aulis
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Iphigeneia at Aulis

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In this new translation of Euripides' celebrated Greek tragedy, W.S. Merwin and George E. Dimock, Jr. offer a compelling look at the devastating consequence of 'man's inhumanity to man'. A stern critique of Greek culture, Iphigeneia at Aulis condemns the Trojan War by depicting the power of political ambition and the ensuing repercussions of thoughtlessly falling to the will of constituency. The translation impressively re-creates the broad array of moral and emotional tones conveyed by Euripides, with a comprehensive introduction, notes on the text, and a glossary of mythical and geographical terms.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 132.08 x 198.12 x 10.16mm | 113.4g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0195077091
  • 9780195077094
  • 584,369

About Euripides

W.S. Merwin is the author and translator of many books of poetry. His Selected Poems was published in 1988. He was named 2010-2011 Poet Laureate. George E. Dimock, Jr., now retired, was Professor of Classical Languages and Literature at Smith College.show more

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Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry them-selves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals.show more

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