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By Euripides

Between surviving Greek tragedies purely Euripides' Trojan Women exhibits us the extinction of a complete urban, a complete humans. regardless of its grim subject matter, or much more likely due to the centrality of that subject to the private fears of our personal age, this is often one of many quite few Greek tragedies that frequently unearths its option to the degree. the following the ability of Euripides' theatrical and ethical mind's eye speaks sincerely around the twenty-five centuries that separate our international from his. The subject is known as a double one: the affliction of the sufferers of conflict, exemplified by means of the girl who live on the autumn of Troy, and the degradation of the victors, proven by means of the Greeks' reckless and finally self-destructive habit. It deals a permanent photo of human fortitude in the middle of melancholy. Trojan Women profits detailed relevance, after all, in instances of struggle. It offers a very severe account of human pain and uncertainty, yet one who can also be rooted in concerns of strength and coverage, morality and expedience. additionally, the seductions of strength and the risks either one of its workout and of resistance to it as portrayed in Trojan Women will not be easily philosophical or rhetorical gambits yet a part of the lived event of Euripides' day. And their analogues in our personal day lie all too shut at hand.

This new strong translation of Trojan Women contains an illuminating advent, explanatory notes, a word list, and proposals for extra reading.

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