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The Trojan Women and Other Plays

Translated by the late James Morwood and Introduction by Edith Hall

13 November 2008

ISBN: 9780199538812

224 pages

In Stock

Oxford World's Classics

Price: £8.99



This is the third volume of Euripides plays in new translation. It contains the three great war plays Trojan Women, Hecuba, and Andromache, in which Euripides subjects the sufferings of Troy's survivors to a harrowing examination. The horrific brutality which both women and children undergo evokes a response of unparalleled intensity in the playwright whom Aristotle called the most tragic of poets.

About the Author(s)


Translated by the late James Morwood, Grocyn Lecturer, Wadham College, Oxford, and Introduction by Edith Hall, Lecturer in Classics and Fellow of Somerville College, Oxford

Table of Contents

    The Trojan Women


I imagine that everyone who teaches Greek tragedy in translation entertains a mental wish list for the ideal classroom text. . . . The volume under review, the third in a series of translations of selected plays of Euripides by the team of James Morwood and Edith Hall, comes closer to meeting these criteria than any other with which I am familiar; it is thus welcome indeed . . . This is a translation I shall definietly be ordering for my classes - Bryn Mawr Classical Review 20/09/01

Review from other book by this author 'Morwood's prose translations read smoothly and reflect current, idiomatic English speech...the impressively ample and up-to-date select bibliography, genuinely helpful explanatory notes for each play, useful discussion of Euripides' thought and style, and the concise, informative background information about the world in which Euripides lived all contribute to the value of this book' Review of Medea and Other Plays - Choice

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