Helen (Heftet)

Serie: Greek Tragedy in New Translations 


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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 1992
Antall sider: 128
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk
Oversatt av: Michie, James og Leach, Colin
Serie: Greek Tragedy in New Translations
ISBN/EAN: 9780195077100
Omtale: Helen
Outstepping the literal bounds of genre, Euripides' Helen has been referred to by scholars as both a tragedy and a comedy. In this sensitive new translation by James Michie and Colin Leach, Euripides' fragile structure of subtlety, in both timing and tone, is beautifully preserved. From the myth ascribed to the Sicilian poet Stesichorus, Helen plays on the question of two Helens: one a phantom in Troy, and the other the real Helen who remained in Egypt. A myriad of reversals, thought-provoking examples of differing orders of reality, and juxtapositions of opposites, allow Euripides to comment on the futility of war and the distinction between appearance and reality.

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