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Hippolytus

by Euripides

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This is an English translation of Euripides' tragedy Hippolytus about how Phaedra unsuccessfully fights her desire for Hippolytus, while he risks his life to keep her passion secret. Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays. No play of Euripides is more admired than Hippolytus. The tale of a married woman stirred to passion for a younger man was traditional, but Euripides modified this story and blended it with one of divine vengeance to create a masterpiece of tension, pathos, and dramatic power. In this play, Phaedra fights nobly but unsuccessfully against her desire for her stepson Hippolytus, while the young man risks his life to keep her passion secret. Both of them, constrained by the overwhelming force of divine power and human ignorance, choose to die in order to maintain their virtue and their good names.… (more)

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This was a very decent play by Euripides that delivered what it set out to do in both style and poise. I felt taken along for the journey and some of the language was quite delicate and poetic- especially to my liking. Overall, a good play.

3.5 stars! ( )
  DanielSTJ | Apr 6, 2020 |
Edition: // Descr: xvi, 114 p. 17 cm. // Series: Call No. { 882 E7 12 } Edited with Introduction, Notes, and Appendix by J.P. Mahaffy and J.B. Bury. // //
  ColgateClassics | Oct 26, 2012 |
Edition: Text Edition // Descr: 67 p. 20 cm. // Series: College Series of Greek Authors Call No. { 882 E7 22 c. #6. } Series Edited under the Supervision of John Williams White and Thomas Day Seymour Edited with Introduction, Notes, and Critical Appendix by J.E. Harry. // //
  ColgateClassics | Oct 26, 2012 |
Edition: Text Edition // Descr: 67 p. 20 cm. // Series: College Series of Greek Authors Call No. { 882 E7 22 c. #5. } Series Edited under the Supervision of John Williams White and Thomas Day Seymour Edited with Introduction, Notes, and Critical Appendix by J.E. Harry. // //
  ColgateClassics | Oct 26, 2012 |
Edition: Text Edition // Descr: 67 p. 20 cm. // Series: College Series of Greek Authors Call No. { 882 E7 22 c. #4. } Series Edited under the Supervision of John Williams White and Thomas Day Seymour Edited with Introduction, Notes, and Critical Appendix by J.E. Harry. // //
  ColgateClassics | Oct 26, 2012 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Euripidesprimary authorall editionscalculated
Alberich i Mariné, JoanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Barrett, W. S.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Halleran, Michael R.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Murray, GilbertTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Warner, RexTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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