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by Euripides, Trans. By E. P. Coleridge
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From Library Journal
Drawing on the material of the Orestia, Euripides's Orestes is a strange and disturbing play, condemning all of its heroes for their violence and criminality and culminating in one of the most wildly absurd deus ex machinas in Greek tragedy. The new translation by Jungian analyst Peck and Nisetich (Pindar & Homer, Johns Hopkins Univ. Pr., 1989) renders the play in a modern English version that attempts to capture the variety and intensity of the original verse while preserving the power of its poetry. Their efforts are a worthy successor to the earlier translation of the late William Arrowsmith. Part of a new series of translations of Greek tragedy, this volume includes an introduction, textual commentary, and glossary of mythical and geographical references. A valuable contribution for both the student and the general reader.
T.L. Cooksey, Armstrong State Coll., Savannah, Ga.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Written primarily in Greek, 1975 edition.
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