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Euripides - Volume 2

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Title: Euripides - Volume 2

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Binding: Paperback

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Paperback. 628 pages. Dimensions: 8.4in. x 5.6in. x 1.7in.Frederick Apthorp Paley (1815-1888) published Volume 2 of his English commentary on Euripides in 1858. It contains the Greek text of Euripides plays Ion, Helena, Andromache, Electra, Bacchae, and Hecuba, each with an introductory essay. Paleys detailed commentary is given at the foot of each page of Greek text. It discusses Euripides language and style, explaining difficult grammatical structures, syntax and vocabulary; poetic form and Euripides innovative approach to composing tragedy; textual variation between manuscripts and critical editions; the historical and literary context of each play; and their reception history. Paleys work greatly influenced Euripidean scholarship: for over a century it was a widely used teaching tool in schools and universities. An outstanding piece of classical scholarship and a key text in the history of Euripidean interpretation, it deserves continued consideration by future generations of scholars and students. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781108011174

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Synopsis: Frederick Apthorp Paley (1815?1888) published Volume 2 of his English commentary on Euripides in 1858. It contains the Greek text of Euripides' plays Ion, Helena, Andromache, Electra, Bacchae, and Hecuba, each with an introductory essay. Paley's detailed commentary is given at the foot of each page of Greek text. It discusses Euripides' language and style, explaining difficult grammatical structures, syntax and vocabulary; poetic form and Euripides' innovative approach to composing tragedy; textual variation between manuscripts and critical editions; the historical and literary context of each play; and their reception history. Paley's work greatly influenced Euripidean scholarship: for over a century it was a widely used teaching tool in schools and universities. An outstanding piece of classical scholarship and a key text in the history of Euripidean interpretation, it deserves continued consideration by future generations of scholars and students.

Book Description: Volume 2 of Frederick Apthorp Paley's English commentary on Euripides, first published in 1858, contains the Greek text of the plays Ion, Helena, Andromache, Electra, Bacchae, and Hecuba, each with a detailed introductory essay and a line-by-line commentary. This influential work remains a key text in Euripidean scholarship.

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