Trojan Women

Author: Euripides
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199705321
Release Date: 2009-01-06
Genre: Drama

Among surviving Greek tragedies only Euripides' Trojan Women shows us the extinction of a whole city, an entire people. Despite its grim theme, or more likely because of the centrality of that theme to the deepest fears of our own age, this is one of the relatively few Greek tragedies that regularly finds its way to the stage. Here the power of Euripides' theatrical and moral imagination speaks clearly across the twenty-five centuries that separate our world from his. The theme is really a double one: the suffering of the victims of war, exemplified by the woman who survive the fall of Troy, and the degradation of the victors, shown by the Greeks' reckless and ultimately self-destructive behavior. It offers an enduring picture of human fortitude in the midst of despair. Trojan Women gains special relevance, of course, in times of war. It presents a particularly intense account of human suffering and uncertainty, but one that is also rooted in considerations of power and policy, morality and expedience. Furthermore, the seductions of power and the dangers both of its exercise and of resistance to it as portrayed in Trojan Women are not simply philosophical or rhetorical gambits but part of the lived experience of Euripides' day. And their analogues in our own day lie all too close at hand. This new powerful translation of Trojan Women includes an illuminating introduction, explanatory notes, a glossary, and suggestions for further reading.

Trojan Women

Author: Euripides
Publisher: Exile Editions, Ltd.
ISBN: 0920428266
Release Date: 1981
Genre: Trojan War

With a stunning command of the Greek language and a mastery of poetic nuance, this translation of Euripides' play breathes unparalleled life into an ancient masterpiece. Using vocabulary that gives the sense that the play was written with an appreciation of and application to the 20th and 21st centuries, this adaptation goes beyond the timeless plot of the consequences of war and the fate of both the victors and the losers and focuses on the modern day issues of feminism and women's rights. Also included in this volume are two long poems"Helen" and "Orestes"by contemporary Greek poet Yannis Ritsos, who was nominated for the Nobel Prize.

Hecuba

Author: Euripides
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0198150938
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Drama

This is the final in a series of three volumes of a new prose translation of Euripides' most popular plays. In the three great war plays contained in this volume Euripides subjects the sufferings of Troy's survivors to a harrowing examination. The horrific brutality which both women and children undergo evokes a response of unparalleled intensity in the playwright whom Aristotle called the most tragic of the poets. Yet the new battle-ground of the aftermath of war is one in which the women of Troy evince an overwhelming greatness of spirit. We weep for the aged Hecuba in her name play and in the Trojan Women, yet we respond with an at times appalled admiration to her resilience amid unrelieved suffering. And in her name play Andromache, the slave-concubine of her husband's killer, endures her existence in the victor's country with a Stoic nobility. Of their time yet timeless, these plays insist on the victory of the female spirit amid the horrors visited on them by the gods and men during war.

Euripides Trojan Women

Author: Barbara Goff
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781472521217
Release Date: 2013-10-16
Genre: Literary Criticism

Set at the end of the Trojan war, "Euripides' Trojan Women" depicts the women of Troy as they wait to be taken into slavery. While choral songs recall the death-throes of the great city, the scenes between the old queen, Hekabe, and the women of her family explore the consequences of the defeat, from the rape of Cassandra, through the triumphant self-exculpation of Helen, to the pitiful death of the child Astyanax, who is thrown from the walls of his ravaged city. Barbara Goff sets the play in its historical, dramatic and literary contexts, and provides a scene-by-scene analysis which brings out the pace and intellectual vigour of the play. The main themes are fully discussed, and the book also introduces readers to the issues that have divided critics, such as the extent to which the play responds to the historical events of the Peloponnesian War. The final chapter, which deals with the reception of the play, offers new insights into several modern works.

The Trojan Women

Author: Caroline Bird
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 9781849437127
Release Date: 2012-11-05
Genre: Drama

The war is over. Beyond the prison walls, Troy and its people burn. Inside the prison, the city’s captive women await their fate. Stalking the antiseptic confines of its mother and baby unit is Hecuba, the fallen Trojan queen. But her grief at what has been before will soon be drowned out by the horror of what is to come, as the Greek lust for vengeance consumes everything – man, woman and baby – in its path.

The Trojan women

Author: Euripides
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105034409842
Release Date: 1971
Genre: Greek plays


Euripides The Trojan women

Author: Brendan Kennelly
Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd
ISBN: 185224240X
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Drama

Kennelly gives a 20th-century edge to Euripides' play, one of the most powerful indictments of war ever written, turning it into an active drama exploring the complexities of the women, defining the nature of their courage.

Trojan Women

Author: Seneca
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801494311
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Drama

This free and eloquent translation skillfully reproduces the imagery, power, and frequent irony and sarcasm of Seneca's language.

Andromache Hecuba Trojan Women

Author: Euripides
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9781603848268
Release Date:
Genre:

Diane Arnson Svarlien's translation of Euripides' Andromache, Hecuba, and Trojan Women exhibits the same scholarly and poetic standards that have won praise for her Alcestis, Medea, Hippolytus. Ruth Scodel's Introduction examines the cultural and political context in which Euripides wrote, and provides analysis of the themes, structure, and characters of the plays included. Her notes offer expert guidance to readers encountering these works for the first time.

Trojan Women

Author: Euripides
Publisher:
ISBN: 0856682292
Release Date: 1986
Genre: History

Text with facing translation, commentary and notes.

The Trojan Women and Hippolytus

Author: Euripides
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486113111
Release Date: 2012-04-25
Genre: Drama

Two literary classics of human self-understanding: The Trojan Women, one of the most powerful indictments of war ever written, and Hippolytus, a gripping depiction of the struggle to master human passion.

Trojan Women

Author: Howard Colyer
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781471722004
Release Date:
Genre:


Trojan Women

Author: Sam Dowling
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781847537331
Release Date: 2007-09-01
Genre: Fiction

The characters are women from the Greek myths, the style is surreal, poetic, witty, hectic and full of challenging insight.