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In this new translation of Euripides' celebrated Greek tragedy, W.S. Merwin and George E. Dimock, Jr. offer a compelling look at the devastating consequence of 'man's inhumanity to man'. A stern critique of Greek culture, Iphigeneia at Aulis condemns the Trojan War by depicting the power of political ambition and the ensuing repercussions of thoughtlessly falling to the will of constituency. The translation impressively re-creates the broad array of moral and emotional tones conveyed by Euripides, with a comprehensive introduction, notes on the text, and a glossary of mythical and geographical terms.
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W.S. Merwin is the author and translator of many books of poetry. His Selected Poems was published in 1988. He was named 2010-2011 Poet Laureate. George E. Dimock, Jr., now retired, was Professor of Classical Languages and Literature at Smith College.Language Notes:
Text: English, Greek (translation)
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Book Description Pearson, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0135060893