Euripides' Hippolytus Volume 64 : A Commentary for Students, Paperback / softback Book

Euripides' Hippolytus Volume 64 : A Commentary for Students Paperback / softback

Part of the Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture series

Paperback / softback

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Euripides’ Hippolytus is a fascinating play about passion, innocence, rejection, betrayal, and the tragic breakdown of a family.

This commentary, designed for intermediate and advanced students of ancient Greek, helps readers understand and fully appreciate this classic tragedy in all its rich complexity.

The volume is the first commentary on the play to appear in print since 1996, and it is the most student-friendly guide to Hippolytus currently available. To make the play accessible to students who are tackling it for the first time, this book features the Greek text in sections followed immediately by detailed line-by-line notes.

By explaining various points of vocabulary, grammar, syntax, and content, these notes allow students to read the play on their own without resorting frequently to dictionaries or other outside aids.

The volume also includes the complete, uninterrupted text of the play.

In her wide-ranging introduction to the book, Hanna M.

Roisman discusses the play’s mythological background and relevant aspects of Greek tragedy and performance.

In addition, she explains the literary devices Euripides employs, as well as meter, prosody, and lexicality. Comprehensive in scope, this commentary concludes with a detailed glossary; a line-by-line index of grammatical, syntactical, literary, and rhetorical figures; a list of irregular verbs; and a select bibliography.