- Series: Onassis Series in Hellenic Culture
- Hardcover: 416 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (December 21, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0195392892
- ISBN-13: 978-0195392890
- Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 1.6 x 6.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,127,517 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Adventures with Iphigenia in Tauris: A Cultural History of Euripides' Black Sea Tragedy (Onassis Series in Hellenic Culture) 1st Edition
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"In this superb and richly detailed study, Adventures with Iphigenia in Tauris, Edith Hall has orchestrated, with impassioned and assiduous attention, this remarkable afterlife of Iphigenia."--Marina Warner, The Times Literary Supplement
"Hall takes readers on a fascinating exploration of the reception history of Euripides's Iphigenia in Tauris (IT). A foremost authority on Greek tragedy, Hall displays her erudition as she examines how IT has influenced drama and other artistic media from the fifth century BCE to the present.... This scholarly volume will appeal to a wide audience, including classicists, social historians, and general readers. Highly Recommended."--S. E. Goins, CHOICE
"From the Crimea to California, from Euripides to Pina Bausch, brave Iphigenia survives in every era and medium. Edith Hall's wonderful study of the entire tradition finds her now suffering as a victim of modern colonialism, now masquerading as Princess Leia. Broad-ranging and richly erudite, it is a joyous discovery."--Richard P. Martin, Stanford University
"With characteristic panache and immense erudition, Edith Hall takes us on a fascinating journey through a broad sweep of time and place to offer a fresh assessment of Euripides' least well-known play and its cultural aftermath. One of the most influential plays in pagan antiquity, this emotionally complex drama has been largely overlooked outside the academy over the past several decades. By exploring the variant readings, visual images and inter-texts that emanate from the play, Hall puts Euripides' Black Sea tragedy back on the map and demonstrates its continued relevance for today."--Laura McClure, University of Wisconsin-Madison
About the Author
Edith Hall is Professor of Classics at King's College London.
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