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Children of Heracles: Hippolytus, Andromache, Hecuba - Loeb Classical Library No. 484 (Hardback)
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Children of Heracles: Hippolytus, Andromache, Hecuba - Loeb Classical Library No. 484 (Hardback)

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Hardback 528 Pages / Published: 18/01/1996
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Euripides (c. 485 406 BCE) has been prized in every age for his emotional and intellectual drama. Eighteen of his ninety or so plays survive complete, including Medea, Hippolytus, and Bacchae, one of the great masterpieces of the tragic genre. Fragments of his lost plays also survive.

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674995338
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 178 x 114 x 24 mm


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It is good to see the second volume of David Kovacs's new Loeb of Euripides, which contains "Children of Heracles, Hippolytus, Andromache," and "Hecuba," following so soon on the first...The text has been thoughtfully edited...the translation is concise and accurate; the short play-introductions supplement plot summaries with a few interpretive hints.
There has just appeared the two-volume replacement Sophocles edited and translated by Sir Lloyd-Jones (it is good to learn that a volume containing the fragments is to follow) and now we have the first volume of a projected replacement for the old and even more egregious Euripides...The translation is clear, fluent and only rarely inaccurate...All in all, this is a highly competent production which is at the same time stimulating and 'user-friendly'. The completion of this enterprise will be eagerly awaited.--David Bain "The Classical Review "
The New Generation Loeb Euripides is an improvement in every way on its predecessor, yet it maintains the traditional spirit and format. What we expect from a Loeb is a well edited text with a facing translation that allows us to read any classical literature confidently and quickly without recourse to a dictionary. The translations we expect to be accurate and clear, giving those without Greek or Latin the easiest approach to the "ipsissima verba" of each author...Kovacs provides an excellent brief introduction to each play where the focus of attention is held sharply on the key issues of critical interest.--Alan Beale "JACT Review "
Kovacs...continues to meet the high standards he attained in volume I...While [the translation] earns high marks for accuracy, it is also pleasant and readable.--John Gilbert "Bryn Mawr Classical Review "

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