Suppliant Women
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Suppliant Women

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Already tested in performance on the stage, this translation shows for the first time in English the striking interplay of voices in Euripides' Suppliant Women. Torn between the mothers' lament over the dead and proud civic eulogy, between calls for a just war and grief for the fallen, the play captures with unremitting force the competing poles of the human psyche. The translators, Rosanna Warren and Stephen Scully, extenuate the contrasting tonalities in counterpoint of female lament and male reasoned discourse in this play where the silent dead hold, finally, centre stage.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 10.16mm | 136.08g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 019504553X
  • 9780195045536
  • 1,309,697

About Euripides

bout the Editors: Rosanna Warren is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Boston University and Poetry Consultant for the Partisan Review. Stephen Scully is Associate Professor of Classics at Boston University.show more

Review quote

the Introduction, giving an attractive, coherent and persuasivly-argued interpretation well-supported from the text and amply furnished with helpful references to critical bibliography, is a definite strong point * Susanna Phillippo, University of Oxford, The Classical Review, Vol. XLVI, No. 2 '96 *show more

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