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Published: 25 April 1991

112 Pages

5 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195068740

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Translated by Janet Lembke and Kenneth J. Reckford

Greek Tragedy in New Translations

The translators of this new edition of Hecuba have focused their attention on tonal texture, ranging from grief-stricken monodies and duets to lyrical choral verse, as well as on the problems created by political and forensic rhetoric. The result is a subtle and highly evocative translation of the unjustifiable sacrifice of Hecuba's daughter, Poyxena, and the consequent destruction of Hecuba's character.


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