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This volume provides a thorough philological and dramatic commentary on Euripides Phoenissae, the first detailed commentary in English since 1911 An introduction surveys the play, its possible date, features of the original production, the background of Theban myth, the general problem of interpolation, and the textual tradition The commentary treats the constitution ofThis volume provides a thorough philological and dramatic commentary on Euripides Phoenissae, the first detailed commentary in English since 1911 An introduction surveys the play, its possible date, features of the original production, the background of Theban myth, the general problem of interpolation, and the textual tradition The commentary treats the constitution of the text, noteworthy features of diction and style, dramatic technique and structure, and the controversies over possible later additions to the text.

  • Title: Εκάβη (Hecuba)
  • Author: Euripides
  • ISBN: 9603520314
  • Page: 453
  • Format: Paperback

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Greek Euripides Ancient Greek ca 480 BC 406 BC was the last of the three great tragedians of classical Athens the other two being Aeschylus and Sophocles Ancient scholars thought that Euripides had written ninety five plays, although four of those were probably written by Critias Eighteen of Euripides plays have survived complete It is now widely believed that what was thought to be a nineteenth, Rhesus, was probably not by Euripides Fragments, some substantial, of most of the other plays also survive More of his plays have survived than those of Aeschylus and Sophocles together, partly because of the chance preservation of a manuscript that was probably part of a complete collection of his works in alphabetical order.enpedia wiki Euripides

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  • Jenny

    Για μένα ο Ευρυπίδης είναι ο κορυφαίος τραγωδός κι αυτή μου η πεποίθηση ενισχύεται κάθε φορά που διαβάζω κάποιο έργο του.Έμεινα έκπληκτη διαβάζοντας τους παρακάτω στίχους,τους οποίους βρήκα πολύ πρωτοποριακούς για την εποχή τους: "Ω!Δία,τι να πω;Τάχα φροντίζεις για τους θν [...]

  • David Sarkies

    A betrayal of hospitality2 Mar 2012 It looks like has taken the Latin title for this play (Hecuba) to which Philip Vellacott, the translator of the version that I read, takes serious offence. Personally, being a Philhelline (a lover of Greek culture) I pretty much agree with him. This is not a Roman play, it is a Greek play, and as such I believe they should use the Greek title (and names). This play is set during the Trojan War. While scholarship refers to only one epic cycle (that of the Troj [...]

  • Evripidis Gousiaris

    Είμαι σε γνωστό πολυκατάστημα στον χώρο με τα βιβλία περιμένοντας να περάσει λίγη ώρα γιατί έχω ραντεβού με έναν φίλο. Ψάχνω να βρω ποιο βιβλίο θα χαζέψω για να σκοτώσω λίγο την ώρα μου. Επιλέγω το συγκεκριμένο με σκοπό να διαβάσω τις πρώτες σελίδες για να πάρω μια ιδέα από τ [...]

  • Francisco H. González

    Cuentan que Sócrates, únicamente acudía a las representaciones teatrales de Eurípides, considerado el filósofo del teatro, y comparando esta obra con las lecturas previas de Sófocles, es palmario que Eurípides impregna la narración de cuestiones filosóficas, que tienen que ver, aquí por ejemplo con la naturaleza y la educación, con la justicia y el honor, o introducen la duda sobre la existencia de los dioses, y se menta también a los Sofistas, contra los que arremete Hécuba, pues h [...]

  • Savvina

    Εκάβη (Hecuba) is definitely one of the most tragic Greek plays! Euripides chooses Hecuba as a protagonist for this play, the former queen of Troy!A queen that circumstances and war made her a slave. A woman with so many sons and daughters stays "motherless" at the very end.In Iliad, the three characters that made me feel really sad for Troy and for Hector's death were Cassandra, Andromache and of course Hecuba. A woman that should be idolised, a woman that kept living after she saw her own [...]

  • R.K. Byers

    couldn't avenge her husband or most of her children but got gangster when she found out her baby boy was murdered!

  • محمود النوري

    معذرة عندما تفوق الآلام حد الإحتمال، فلا ملامة لمن يهرب من حياته التعسة.

  • Elly

    philip vellacott translation:I was a god, in all except mortalitye strength of polyxena, the sorrow and rage of hecuba, the softer side to agamemnon, the harsh reality given by odysseus. the horribly announced prophecies left hanging in the air like smoke. this was brilliant. This is my last goodbye to you, my own dear mother. Now I am going into the dark.

  • Odeta

    Euripides has had me hooked since I was a kid, mainly for the mental intricacy of his characters. In consequence the course of events has always an inner motivation. Despite the fact that Hecuba is described as a wild, demonic queen, whose vengefulness strips her of any vestige of femininity, I've always felt she was a sympathetic figure with justice on her side, who still clings to nobility in a disintegrated, broken world.

  • Jonayla

    Me ha gustado algo más que Las troyanas, quizá porque siendo poco más larga toca más temas y de una forma más profunda. Uno de los que más destaca es, para mi gusto, el machismo que dominaba en la época. Cómo Agamenón considera que muchas mujeres no son capaces de derrotar a un solo hombre, cómo se culpa a Helena de toda la desgracia de Troya y, sobre todo, lo más evidente: el trato que reciben las mujeres troyanas, destinadas a ser esclavas. Por no hablar del sacrificio sin ningún s [...]

  • Maan Kawas

    A wonderful but very painful tragedy by the great Ancient Greek playwright Euripides! The play is centered on the miserable and wretched life of Hecuba, King Priam of Troy’s wife, after the sacking of Troy, and having her taken to be a slave to the Greeks (Odysseus in Euripides’ tragedy The Trojan Women. The play shows the devastating and tragic consequences of war, along with humiliation and bitterness and losses. The themes of the play are many, such as the misery wars can bring on people [...]

  • Arkady

    Esta es la primera tragedia griega que leo y me ha dado ganas de leer muchas más. No tenía ni idea de lo que me iba a encontrar y me vi leyendo un cuento entre histórico y mitológico en torno a personajes que ya conocía (aunque no son los protagonistas, menciona a menudo a Héctor, Helena, Aquiles o Ulises).Es una obra cortita, bastante fácil de leer (tiene algún monólogo densillo de dos páginas) y con algunas perlas que solo por ellas merece la pena leérsela. En concreto, hay una que [...]

  • bri

    dont mess with hecabe lmao

  • Ahmad Tareq

    "اللعنة اللعنة! لا يستطيع العبدُ الفكاكَ من أسرِهِ، فقد كُتِبَت الهزيمةُ عليه أبدًا!"

  • Jeanne

    Although not clear at first, this play is centred around the concept of guest-friendship and explores not only how important it is to the Greeks but also how heinous a crime it is to break it.For even Agamemnon, who is generally not that good of a guy all things considered, denounces and stands off to the side when he learns that an ally of his has broken the guest-friendship with an enemy of his. Such a display of justice coming from him really says something about how the concept was received [...]

  • Zach

    The way I read Hecuba is as extremely anti-war and as a plea for the cycle of vengeance and violence to stop. Which are extremely poignant themes in an Athens that had been carrying on a Peloponnesian War of escalating brutality for years when this play was written. This is seen in small touches - the denouncement of Odysseus as a shameful, populist politician (hello, Cleon!), the general lament over the 10 long years of war (Trojan and Peloponnesian), and the commiseration of the suffering Troj [...]

  • Yann

    Malheur aux vaincus, dit Brennus aux romains vaincus, avant que Camille ne vienne les sauver. Troie a été prise par la cautèlerie d’Ulysse, et pour ses habitantes, la perte de la liberté s’ajoute à celle des êtres chers. Mais pour Hécube, c’est aussi la royauté qu’elle quitte, avec son époux et ses nombreux fils qui ont péris sous les murs de Troie. Seul lui reste Polydore, le cadet, envoyé chez Polymnestor, roi de Thrace, pour y être protégé, avec un trésor, de la rapacit [...]

  • Lauren

    Hecuba spent 2/3rd's of the play bemoaning her fall from Queen-status to slavery. I know that's a big deal and Im not trying to diminish slavery but I would be pretty upset too but in terms of creating a compelling plot, we get it, move on. She turned from despair to anger real quick though when she found out that her daughter was going to be sacrificed to the ghost of Achilles and her son was murdered by the man who was a friend and was entrusted to keep him safe. Then she turned into a cold-he [...]

  • Sarah

    Hecuba tells the stroy of a woman who has been made prisoner and has been separated from her family, with her husband being killed and her daughter being made a slave. When she finds out that her son is dead, she goes into a rage of both anger and sorrow. While I thought that this was an okay play, I don't think that it's the best of Euripides for a couple of reasons. First of all, I did not feel like he did his best job with characterization in this case, which was disappointing to me. Hecuba h [...]

  • Prakash Yadav

    Plagued with a narrow dimension and over-dependency on lamentation dialogues, even for a greek tragedy, made this piece slightly unpalatable. Hekabe's misery is highlighted sufficiently but Euripides takes it to heart to iterate it over and over again. Climax murder is a thinly veiled morality evangelism, though the play ends on an Ironical situation, it is not apparent from the play itself but from supplementary notes. This play cannot be read or seen in isolation, it is imperative to have know [...]

  • Caleb Smith

    Ok. No one can ever give R. R. Martin a hard time ever again. He is just going back to the roots of literature. Something is fascinating me about these books, Hecuba in particular. How true are these accounts? The Histories of Herodotus was all 'fact' (as he was told) yet the accounts of the Trojan War seem to be written in the same way. I could believe these things happened. I'm sure that people who have studied this stuff know the difference, yet I'm becoming more and more fascinated, and the [...]

  • Gustavo Soto de la Plaza

    <<[HÉCUBA. — ¡Oh gloria de mi casa! ¡Oh palacio antaño feliz! ¡Oh tú que tenías tantísimas cosas muy hermosas, Príamo, el mejor de los padres, y yo, aquí todavía, anciana madre de tus hijos! ¡Cómo hemos llegado a la nada privados de nuestro orgullo de antes! Y luego nos ufanamos, uno, de estar en rico palacio, otro, de ser llamado honorable entre los ciudadanos. Pero esas cosas no son nada, simplemente deseos de la mente y jactancias de la lengua. El más feliz es aquel a qu [...]

  • Alexandru Jr.

    e despre suferinta puternica, care dezumanizeaza despre emotii intense. care ghideaza actiuni. si dupa aia sunt justificate prin discursuri care cel putin par extrem de rationale (apropo, mi-ar placea sa analizez argumentarea din discursurile de aici) despre decizii luate in raspuns la ceea ce ti se intampla. decizii fie violente si crude (euripide se pricepe fff bine sa arate cruzimea) fie 'nobile' si resemnate.

  • Charlie

    I would have gotten a lot more out of this if I knew the characters better. Euripides is writing about figures who show up in other works from around that time, and I haven't read the other works, so there's a lot I'm missing out on. What little knowledge I have of Hecuba, outside of this play, comes from Hamlet.

  • R.J.

    What does a 2000 year old play have to tell us about our lives today. . tonishingly quite a bit. Hecuba was the Queen of Troy and watched her city destroyed and her sons killed or taken as slaves after the Greek's destroyed Troy. . .her rages against war are prescient today still

  • Garrett Cash

    Revenge, burials, justice, blinding, murdering children, Trojan War setting, it's got it all. Greek tragedy at its best.

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  • Salma Deera

    "I have punished you; therefore my joy is justified."fuckin' yes.

  • April

    Great read. I had to remember to slow down to really appreciate it but it was very interesting. Revenge and woe.

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