Hippolytos (Greek Tragedy In New Translations)

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Hippolytos (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)

In most versions of the Hippolytos myth, Phaidra is depicted as an utterly debauched character, a woman reduced to shamelessness by the power of Aphrodite. In Euripides' Hippolytos, however--informed by the playwright's moral and religious fascination--we find a Phaidra resisting the goddess of love with all her strength, though in the end unsuccessfully. Phaidra becomes a tragic foil for Hippolytos, making his superhuman virtue at once believable and understandable.
Robert Bagg's profound translation of this Euripidean masterpiece is idiomatic, natural, and intensely lyrical, designed not only to be read but performed. Unlike most versions, Bagg's Hippolytos sustains the dramatic tome and dynamics to the very end--even after Phaidra's death--and the moving scenes between Hippolytos and Theseus, and later Hippolytos' death-scene with Artemis, receive here unprecedented plausibility and power.

Specifications of Hippolytos (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)

GENERAL
AuthorEuripides
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
ISBN-100195072901
ISBN-139780195072907
PublisherOxford University Press
Number Of Pages128
Publication Date1992-10-29
DIMENSIONS
Height5.38 inch.
Length8 inch.
Width0.27 inch.
Weight0.43 pounds.

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