- Häftad (Paperback / softback)
- Antal sidor
- Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
- M Halleran
- Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
- Halleran, Michael R. (ed. & transl.)
- 222 x 146 x 6 mm
- Antal komponenter
- 113 g
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Heracles, Translation With Introduction, Notes and Essay, Heraclesav EuripidesThis is an English translation of Euripides' tragedy Heracles on how Heracles is maddened by the gods to murder his wife and children. Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture. Euripides' Heracles is an extraordinary play, innovative in its treatment of the myth, bold in its dramatic structure, and filled with affective human pathos. The play tells a tale of horror: Heracles, the greatest hero of the Greeks, is maddened by the gods to murder his wife and children. But this suffering and divine malevolence are leavened by the friendship between Heracles and Theseus, which allows the hero to survive this final and most painful labor. The Heracles raises profound questions about the gods and mortal values in a capricious and harsh world.
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Michael Halleran is Provost at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. He has transalted and commented on Euripides' Heracles and Hippolytus, both of which are published in the Focus Classical Library. He was series editor for several years.