The influence of Euripides on the development of the dramatic genre cannot be overstated Along with Sophocles and Aeschylus he is regarded as one of the three great Greek tragedians from classical antiquity One of the most important of Euripides surviving dramas is Medea , the story of its title character, the wife of Jason of the Argonauts, who seeks revenge upon her unfaithful husband when he abandons her for a another bride Set in Corinth sometime after Jason s quest for the Golden Fleece, the play begins with Medea raging against her husband s plans to marry Glauce, daughter of Creon, King of Corinth Jason tries to explain his intent to marry Glauce as an effort to improve his status and that afterwards he intends to unify the two families taking Medea as his mistress Medea however is unconvinced and pursues a path of murderous revenge The play is controversial for its depiction of Medea murdering her own children as part of her revenge This depiction was unconventional and not well received with the contemporary Athenian audience who expected the traditional depiction of Medea s children being killed by the Corinthians after her escape Regardless of this unfavorable initial reaction, Medea has come to be regarded as one of the most important tragedies of classical antiquity This edition is printed on premium acid free paper and is translated with an introduction and annotations by Gilbert Murray....
|Title||:||Medea (Translated with an Introduction and Annotations by Gilbert Murray)|
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Medea (Translated with an Introduction and Annotations by Gilbert Murray) Reviews
First I note that this review is of the ancient Greek edition of Medea with notes and commentary by Alan Elliott, just in case Amazon misplaces it somehow.
As and ageing student but a novice in the study in Greek I have found Page's paperback edition very useful (it is in fact the prescribed text for the course I am doing), but it has deficiencies. It appears to be a facsimile print and the Greek text in particular is not as clear as it might be. The print size could be a little larger and the off-white page colour makes the reading harder for ageing eyes. The Greek text is, however, more readable than some classical Greek texts which are little better than appalling.
Excellent commentary with very helpful grammatical notes and imaginative ways of helping mid to advanced level readers of ancient greek understand complicated constructions: even contains a vocabulary at the back which is most useful.
One of Euripides most important works, nicely produced edition.