Medea

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Hackett Publishing, Mar 7, 2008 - Drama - 104 pages
9 Reviews
"This is the Medea we have been waiting for.  It offers clarity without banality, eloquence without pretension, meter without doggerel, accuracy without clumsiness.  No English Medea can ever be Euripides', but this is as close as anyone has come so far, and a good deal closer than I thought anyone would ever come.  Arnson-Svarlien has shown herself exceedingly skillful in making Euripides sound Euripidean." --David M. Schaps, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

 
"Fluid, lively, and accurate!" --Amy Vail, Department of Classics, Baylor University

 
"Arnson Svarlien's Medea reveals a translator who can write with genuine distinction, in proper sentences, with a rare sense of rhythm." --Malcolm Heath, in Greece and Rome
 

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Medea by Euripedes was a play I chose for my 2015 reading challenge. The play, only 47 pages took about 1/2 hour to read. My first thought was.....doesn't the woman on the cover look like Salma Hayek ... Read full review

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Page viii - Aeschylus for me, and do you know what he said! "Oh yes, Aeschylus, surely the foremost of all poets at being loud, pompous, bombastic, and inaccessible." Well, I nearly had a heart attack I was so angry at him, but yet again, I curbed my fury and said calmly, "Why don't you come up with some of that clever modern stuff, something from one of those fashionable poets you're always going on about.

About the author (2008)

Diane Arnson Svarlien earned her PhD in Classics at The University of Texas at Austin and lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

Robin Mitchell-Boyask is Professor of Classics, Temple University.

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