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Euripides Alcestis
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Oklahoma Pr
Publication date August 1, 2003
Pages 304
Binding Hardcover
Edition Bilingual
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780806134581
ISBN-10 0806134585
Dimensions 1 by 6.50 by 9 in.
Weight 1.25 lbs.
Original list price $49.95
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:

Euripides’ Alcestis—perhaps the most anthologized Attic drama--is an ideal text for students reading their first play in the original Greek. Literary commentaries and language aids in most editions are too advanced or too elementary for intermediate students of the language, but in their new student edition, C. A. E. Luschnig and H. M. Roisman remedy such deficiencies.

The introductory section of this edition provides historical and literary perspective; the commentary explains points of grammar, syntax, and vocabulary, as well as elucidating background features such as dramatic conventions and mythology; and a discussion section introduces the controversies surrounding this most elusive drama. In their presentation, Luschnig and Roisman have initiated a new method for introducing students to current scholarship.

This edition also includes a glossary, an index, a bibliography, and grammatical reviews designed specifically for students of Greek language and culture in their second year of university study or third year of high school. Luschnig and Roisman, who have published numerous articles and books on Greek literature, bring to this volume decades of experience teaching classical Greek.

“General readers could well benefit from using this book, as it contains valuable literary discussion and explication of the conventions of Greek drama.”—Daniel H. Garrison, author of Sexual Culture in Ancient Greece

C. A. E. Luschnig, Professor of Classics at the University of Idaho in Moscow, is the author of An Introduction to Ancient Greek and The Gorgon’s Severed Head: Studies in Euripides’ Alcestis, Electra, and Phoenissae. H. M. Roisman, Professor of Classics at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, is the author of Loyalty in Early Greek Epic and Tragedy and Nothing Is As It Seems: The Tragedy of the Implicit in Euripides’ Hippolytus.

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With C. A. E. Luschnig, Hanna M. Roisman | Bilingual edition from Univ of Oklahoma Pr (August 1, 2003)
9780806134581 | details & prices | 304 pages | 6.50 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $49.95
About: Euripides’ Alcestis—perhaps the most anthologized Attic drama--is an ideal text for students reading their first play in the original Greek.
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With Euripides | from Createspace Independent Pub (March 11, 2016); titled "Euripides' Alcestis"
9781530505678 | details & prices | 76 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.18 in. | List price $21.90
About: Euripides' Alcestis by Euripides.
With C. A. E. Luschnig, Hanna M. Roisman | from Univ of Oklahoma Pr (August 1, 2003); titled "Euripides' Alcestis"
9780806135748 | details & prices | 284 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $26.95
Reprint edition from Oxford Univ Pr (February 1, 1990)
9780195061666 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $16.95
About: At once a vigorous translation of one of Euripides' most subtle and witty plays, and a wholly fresh interpretation, this version reveals for the first time the extraordinary formal beauty and thematic concentration of the Alcestis.
With Richard Hamilton | from Bryn Mawr Commentaries (January 30, 1980)
9780929524078 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.25 in. | 0.14 lbs | List price $6.50

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