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Hecuba

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By: (484 BC - 406 BC)

Like Euripides' Trojan Women, this play takes place after the sack of Troy. Hecuba, widow of King Priam, suffers the loss of her daughter Polyxena and her son Polydore, and is hungry for revenge on those who have wronged her.

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THE TRAGEDIES OF EURIPIDES.

LITERALLY TRANSLATED OR REVISED, WITH CRITICAL AND EXPLANATORY NOTES,

BY THEODORE ALOIS BUCKLEY, OF CHRIST CHURCH.

VOL. I.

HECUBA, ORESTES, PHOENISSÆ, MEDEA, HIPPOLYTUS, ALCESTIS, BACCHÆ, HERACLIDÆ, IPHIGENIA IN AULIDE, AND IPHIGENIA IN TAURIS.

NEW YORK: HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS, FRANKLIN SQUARE.

1892.

PREFACE.

The translations of the first six plays in the present volume were published at Oxford some years since, and have been frequently reprinted. They are now carefully revised according to Dindorf's text, and are accompanied by a few additional notes adapted to the requirements of the student.

The translations of the Bacchæ, Heraclidæ, and the two Iphigenias, are based upon the same text, with certain exceptions, which are pointed out at the foot of the page. The annotations on the Iphigenias are almost exclusively critical, as it is presumed that a student who proceeds to the reading of these somewhat difficult plays[1], will be sufficiently advanced in his acquaintance with the Greek drama to dispense with more elementary information... Continue reading book >>


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