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Helen
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New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
ISBN:
9780195077100
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xiv, 107 p.
Series:
Greek tragedy in new translations
Language:
English
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Summary

Transcending the literal bounds of genre, Euripides' Helen has been characterized as both a comedy and a tragedy. In this evocative translation by James Michie and Colin Leach, Euripides' delicate balance--in all its subtlety of texture and tone--is beautifully captured. The reader encountersmyriad reversals, worlds--real/ideal, tragic/comic--surprisingly juxtaposed and, as in any story of Helen, the pathos of the impossible, all allowing Euripides to comment of the futility of war and the difficult distinction between appearance and reality.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 3
Helenp. 19
Notesp. 87
Glossaryp. 101