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The Andromache and Euripidean Tragedy (Oxford Classical by William Allan

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By William Allan

The Andromache has lengthy been disparaged regardless of being an excellent piece of theater. during this ebook Dr. Allan attracts realization to the ignored artistry of this very remarkable and interesting textual content. via cautious research the Andromache emerges as a play that poses basic questions, specifically concerning the polarity of Greek and barbarian, and the morality of the gods. Dr. Allan exhibits how the play additionally demanding situations revenge as a cause for motion, and explores the position of ladies as other halves, moms, and sufferers of conflict, be they Greek or Trojan, triumphant or defeated. those are one of the significant issues that make the Andromache a relocating and thought-provoking tragedy, jam-packed with ache, suspense, and ethical curiosity. This ebook contributes either to an appreciation of the Andromache in its personal correct, and to a much broader realizing of the range and caliber of Euripides' oeuvre.

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485; Paean 6 would be sometime earlier. 92 Drachmann (1927) iii. 123 ff. O n the alleged displeasure of the Aeginetans with Paean 6, see Hoekstra (1962). 9-> T h e scholia's explanation is defended by Carey (1981) 135 and by D'Alessio (1994) 136—7, who think the personal reference by the poet more explicable in the light of an earlier treatment by himself; Defradas (1972) 150 calls Nem. 7 'a type of palinode'. , however, makes a good case against this, arguing that (p. 144) 'no external explanations need be sought'.

14 record a version in which Neoptolemus came to ransack the Delphic sanctuary; cf. Alost (1985) 164 n. 140. Orestes uses this to arouse suspicion (Andr. 1092—5) but he is clearly lying. Nevertheless, this example illustrates how7 Euripides easily combines and alters several versions of events in one play. 100 T h e scholiast on Andr. 32 (op. cit. n. 55) recognizes the tragic powrer of Neoptolemus' death and its mourning. 101 Thetis herself complains bitterly to Hephaestus of her umvanted marriage, not least because it has brought her a mortal son and so involved her in human death and sorrow' (II.

47,11. 26-8 D ; cf. Nem. 4. 49—50 iv S'Ev^elvcoi -¡reXa-yec aewav 'Ax^evs | vaoov, ' A n d Achilles [rules] an island shining in the Euxine Sea'). 1 0 7 Euripides adapts this version here (1260-2): rov (j^iXrarov aol TTCLLS' ¿PIOL R' 'AxiXXea oijjrji Sofjiovs vaiovra vrjOicQTiKOVS AevKTjv Kar* aKrrjv ivros a£4vov TTopov. Y o u will see your beloved son and mine, Achilles, dwelling in his island home on the shore of Leuce within the inhospitable sea. A s with the end of Neoptolemus, the aetiologial grounding relates to cult.

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