Cambridge Library Collection - Classics: Euripidou Hekabe, Orestes, Phoenissae kai Medea: Quatuor ex Euripidis Tragoediis, ad Fidem Manuscriptorum Emendatae, et Notis Instructae (Paperback)Richard Porson (editor)
Paperback 472 Pages / Published: 08/07/2010
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This edition by Richard Porson (1759-1808) of Euripides' plays was published posthumously in 1820. It contains the Greek text of Euripides' four most popular plays: Hecuba, Orestes, The Phoenician Women and Medea, which had previously been published as individual titles. Each play is preceded by a list of manuscript witnesses and accompanied by a running Latin commentary, containing detailed text-critical, exegetical and philological notes. The volume is introduced by a Latin preface and supplement which expound Porson's theories on the metrical rules followed by Attic poets. Porson explains how he used these theories as a tool to make judgements between variant readings. These critical texts on the tragedies have been widely used by students of classical Greek tragedy and a number of English translations have been based on his reconstructed text. Porson's commentaries have been used by many generations of classical students in both Latin and English translation.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 472
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 27 mm
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