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By Barbara Goff

ISBN-10: 071563545X

ISBN-13: 9780715635452

Set on the finish of the Trojan struggle, "Euripides' Trojan girls" depicts the ladies of Troy as they wait to be taken into slavery. whereas choral songs bear in mind the death-throes of the good urban, the scenes among the outdated queen, Hekabe, and the ladies of her kinfolk discover the implications of the defeat, from the rape of Cassandra, in the course of the successful self-exculpation of Helen, to the pitiful loss of life of the kid Astyanax, who's thrown from the partitions of his ravaged urban. Barbara Goff units the play in its old, dramatic and literary contexts, and gives a scene-by-scene research which brings out the velocity and highbrow power of the play. the most subject matters are absolutely mentioned, and the ebook additionally introduces readers to the problems that experience divided critics, equivalent to the level to which the play responds to the old occasions of the Peloponnesian battle. the ultimate bankruptcy, which bargains with the reception of the play, deals new insights into a number of sleek works.

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