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Companion to Euripides (Hardcover) (Laura K. McClure)

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Euripides has enjoyed a resurgence of interest as a result of many recent important publications, attesting to the poet's enduring relevance to the modern world. A Companion to Euripides is the product of this contemporary work, with many essays drawing on the latest texts, commentaries, and scholarship on the man and his oeuvre.

Divided into seven sections, the companion begins with a general discussion of Euripidean drama. The following sections contain essays on Euripidean biography and the manuscript tradition, and individual essays on each play, organized in chronological order. Chapters offer summaries of important scholarship and methodologies, synopses of individual plays and the myths from which they borrow their plots, and conclude with suggestions for additional reading. The final two sections deal with topics central to Euripidean scholarship, such as religion, myth, and gender, and the reception of Euripides from the 4th century BCE to the modern world.

A Companion to Euripides brings together a variety of leading Euripides scholars from a wide range of perspectives. As a result, specific issues and themes emerge across the chapters as central to our understanding of the poet and his meaning for our time. Contributions are original and provocative interpretations of Euripides' plays, which forge important paths of inquiry for future scholarship.

Laura K. McClure is Professor of Classics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Number of Pages: 614
Genre: Literary Criticism
Series Title: Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Author: Laura K. McClure
Language: English
Street Date: January 17, 2017
TCIN: 51880636
UPC: 9781119257509
Item Number (DPCI): 248-36-6182
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