Journals Higher Education



Published: 29 January 2019

384 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199296156

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Euripides: Troades

Edited with Introduction and Commentary

David Kovacs

  • Presents a text of the play reconsidered in every syllable and a commentary that discusses all the places where the text is insecure
  • Discusses the play's relation to fifth-century history in the Introduction, arguing in particular that to see the play as a comment on the Athenian subjugation of Melos lacks historical plausibility and also distorts the play
  • Draws on the fragments of the two lost plays with which Troades formed a trilogy, setting the surviving play in the context of the larger artistic whole
  • Treats not only tragic and poetic usage and style in the commentary, but also stage action and the visual dimension of the first performance