The Textual Tradition of Euripides Orestes

Based on close scrutiny of the sixty most important, this book explains the complicated relationships that existed between them and reexamines the contribution made by the papyri and quotations that preserve parts of the play.

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Author: James Diggle

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: UOM:39015022038031

Category: Drama

Page: 184

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Orestes, produced in 408 BC near the end of Euripides' life, was one of the most popular Greek tragedies and consequently was preserved in a large number of medieval manuscripts. Based on close scrutiny of the sixty most important, this book explains the complicated relationships that existed between them and reexamines the contribution made by the papyri and quotations that preserve parts of the play. Offering important new insights into problems of text and interpretation, meter, and the activities of Byzantine scholars, this important book will be indispensable to all students of the transmission of Greek tragedy and the transmission of classical texts in general.

Euripides Orestes

For further discussion of the text's history and the readings which Diggle adopts, see his earlier study The Textual Tradition of Euripides' Orestes (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991) and the Index Locorum in his Euripidea (Oxford: ...

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Author: Matthew Wright

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472521262

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

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"Orestes" was one of Euripides' most popular plays in antiquity. Its plot, which centres on Orestes' murder of his mother Clytemnestra and its aftermath, is exciting as well as morally complex; its presentation of madness is unusually intense and disturbing; it deals with politics in a way which has resonances for both ancient and modern democracies; and, it has a brilliantly unexpected and ironic ending. Nevertheless, "Orestes" is not much read or performed in modern times. Why should this be so? Perhaps it is because "Orestes" does not conform to modern audiences' expectations of what a 'Greek tragedy' should be. This book makes "Orestes" accessible to modern readers and performers by explicitly acknowledging the gap between ancient and modern ideas of tragedy. If we are to appreciate what is unusual about the play, we have to think in terms of its impact on its original audience. What did they expect from a tragedy, and what would they have made of "Orestes"?

Studies in Euripides Orestes

“Osservazioni critico-testuali all' Oreste di Euripide,” BPEC 15:17-54. ... The Textual Tradition of Euripides' Orestes. Oxford. Dihle, A. 1981. Der Prolog der Bacchen und die antike Überlieserungsphase des EuripidesTextes. Heidelberg.

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Author: J.R. Porter

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004329249

Category: Literary Criticism

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A re-evaluation of the Orestes as a curious mélange of early and late Euripidean features. Combines a thorough critique of recent criticism on the play with detailed analysis of the work's more troubling scenes.

Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition

Mikis Theodorakis's opera Medea ( 1991 ) is a parable of the history of Greece . There are many films based on Euripides ; Cacoyannis's Trojan Trilogy is based entirely on bis work , with Electra ( 1961 ) , Trojan Women ( 1971 ) ...

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Author: Graham Speake

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135942069

Category: History

Page: 1500

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Hellenism is the living culture of the Greek-speaking peoples and has a continuing history of more than 3,500 years. The Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition contains approximately 900 entries devoted to people, places, periods, events, and themes, examining every aspect of that culture from the Bronze Age to the present day. The focus throughout is on the Greeks themselves, and the continuities within their own cultural tradition. Language and religion are perhaps the most obvious vehicles of continuity; but there have been many others--law, taxation, gardens, music, magic, education, shipping, and countless other elements have all played their part in maintaining this unique culture. Today, Greek arts have blossomed again; Greece has taken its place in the European Union; Greeks control a substantial proportion of the world's merchant marine; and Greek communities in the United States, Australia, and South Africa have carried the Hellenic tradition throughout the world. This is the first reference work to embrace all aspects of that tradition in every period of its existence.

Euripides The Children of Heracles

1 , v - xiv , and The Textual Tradition of Euripides ' Orestes ( Oxford , 1991 ) ; Garland ( Section XII below ) , 39–145 ( with comprehensive bibliography ) ; P. Carrara , Il Testo di Euripide nell'antichità ( Florence ...

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Author: William Allan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781800346536

Category: Literary Collections

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The Children of Heracles is a powerful and challenging tragedy of exile and supplication. Driven from their homeland by Eurystheus, king of Argos, the children of Heracles flee as fugitives throughout Greece until they are granted protection in Athens.

Sophocles Electra

[= (:994) 320-6] (1989) 'Notes on the Phoenissae of Euripides', SIFC 30 sen 7: 196-206. [= (1994) 34I-52] (1990) 'On the Orestes of Euripides', COJNT.S. 40: 100-23. [= (:994) 362-99] (1991) The Textual Tradition of Euripides' Orestes ...

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Author: Sophocles

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521868099

Category: Art

Page: 646

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Full-scale 2007 commentary on a revised Greek text, with original metrical analyses of the lyrical sections.

Theophrastus Characters

Theophrastus' Characters is a collection of thirty short character-sketches of various types of individuals who walked the streets of Athens in the late fourth century BC. This edition presents a radically improved text for a unique work ...

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Author: Theophrastus

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521045762

Category: History

Page: 612

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Theophrastus' Characters is a collection of thirty short character-sketches of various types of individuals who walked the streets of Athens in the late fourth century BC. This edition presents a radically improved text for a unique work which had a profound influence on European literature. The translation is designed to be readable and reveals the nuances of the original Greek--through a comprehensive commentary that clarifies the often enigmatic references within the text.

The Rhesus Attributed to Euripides

Notes on the Electra of Euripides ' = Euripidea ( 1994 ) : 152–70 . Diggle , J. 1978 = 1994 . ... Studies on the Text of Euripides , Oxford . Diggle , J. 1982 = 1994 . ... The Textual Tradition of Euripides'Orestes , Oxford .

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Author: Marco Fantuzzi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108889476

Category: History

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The tragedy Rhesus has come down to us among the plays of Euripides but was probably the work either of fourth-century BC actors or producers heavily rewriting his original play or of a fourth-century author writing in competition. This edition explores the play as a 'postclassical' tragedy, composed when the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides had become the 'classical' canon. Its stylistic mannerisms, cerebral re-use of the motifs and language of fifth-century tragedy, and endemic experimentalism with various models of intertextuality exemplify the anxiety of influence of the Rhesus as a text that 'comes after' fifth-century drama and Book 10 of the Iliad. The anachronistic adaptations of the world of the epic heroes to the new reality of the polis and the irresistible rise of Macedonian power also reveal the Rhesus attempting to be both seriously intertextual with its models and seriously different from them.

Euripides Phoenissae

Euripides Donald J. Mastronarde ... Toronto 1967 Conomis , N. C. , ' The Dochmiacs of Greek Drama ' , Hermes 92 ( 1964 ) 23-50 Craik , E. , Euripides . ... Oxford 1981 The Textual Tradition of Euripides ' Orestes .

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Author: Euripides

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052160446X

Category: History

Page: 673

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This volume provides a thorough philological and dramatic commentary on Euripides' Phoenissae, the first detailed commentary in English since 1911. An introduction surveys the play, its possible date, features of the original production, the background of Theban myth, the general problem of interpolation, and the textual tradition. The commentary treats the constitution of the text, noteworthy features of diction and style, dramatic technique and structure, and the controversies over possible later additions to the text.

Ratio et res ipsa

J. mastronarde, Euripides, Phoenissae, Classical Review 40(1), 6–11. 1991 (e) 'eur. Phoen. 504–506', Eikasmos 2, 105. The textual tradition of Euripides' Orestes, oxford. 1992 (with K. m. Coleman, J. b. hall and h.d. Jocelyn, eds.) ...

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Author: S. P. Oakley

Publisher: Cambridge Philological Society

ISBN: 9781913701031

Category: History

Page: 312

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Since 1966, when James Diggle was elected to his Fellowship at Queen's College, Cambridge, his teaching and scholarly example have inspired many of his pupils to embark on their own academic careers. In this volume fourteen former pupils have contributed essays to mark his retirement. The contributions cover many of the diverse disciplines of Classics: Greek literature, Greek language, Latin literature, Textual Criticism, Greek and Roman Culture and the History of Scholarship. James Diggle has always excelled in the teaching of Greek and Latin composition and included are two offerings in Greek verse by former pupils. The volume concludes with a bibliography of the honorand's published writings.