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Andromache, Hecuba, Trojan Women by Euripides


Euripides’ “Andromache, Hecuba, and Trojan Women” transport readers to the heart of ancient tragedy, where the voices of heroic women resound with anguish and defiance. These timeless tales of love, loss, and lamentation invite readers to delve into the depths of human experience, where the echoes of ancient Greece reverberate with haunting resonance.

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In the hallowed halls of literary tradition, where the echoes of ancient tragedies resound with timeless resonance, Diane Arnson Svarlien unveils a masterpiece: her translation of Euripides’ “Andromache, Hecuba, and Trojan Women.” With the meticulous craftsmanship that has earned her acclaim, Svarlien breathes new life into these timeless tales of love, loss, and lamentation.

Through her poetic renderings, the haunting voices of Andromache, Hecuba, and the women of Troy echo across the ages, their cries of anguish and defiance reverberating through the corridors of history. With each carefully chosen word, Svarlien captures the essence of Euripides’ profound vision, inviting readers to immerse themselves in the tragic tapestry of ancient Greece.

Accompanying Svarlien’s translations is the erudite insight of Ruth Scodel, whose Introduction offers a compelling exploration of the cultural and political milieu in which Euripides penned these works. Delving into the themes, structures, and characters of the plays, Scodel illuminates the enduring relevance of Euripides’ oeuvre, shedding light on the timeless truths that continue to resonate with contemporary audiences.

In her notes, Scodel provides invaluable guidance to readers navigating the complexities of these ancient dramas, offering scholarly analysis and interpretive insights that enrich the reading experience. Whether encountering these works for the first time or revisiting them with fresh eyes, readers will find themselves guided by Scodel’s expertise, enriched by her keen observations, and inspired by the enduring power of Euripides’ timeless masterpieces.

In this edition of “Andromache, Hecuba, and Trojan Women,” Diane Arnson Svarlien and Ruth Scodel invite readers to embark on a journey through the depths of human experience, where tragedy and triumph, sorrow and redemption, converge in a symphony of poetic beauty and profound insight.

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Weight0.29 kg

Andromache, Hecuba, Trojan Women


Hackett Publishing Co, Inc



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Release date

15 Mar 2012



ISBN/EAN        9781603847353