Euripides: Selected Fragmentary Plays Vol II

BookEuripides: Selected Fragmentary Plays Vol II

Euripides: Selected Fragmentary Plays Vol II

Aris & Phillips Classical Texts


October 1st, 2004





The fragmentary plays of Euripides are a body of texts still regularly increasing in number and extent. They are of very great interest in themselves, apart from the significant aid they give to the fuller appreciation of the surviving complete plays. This two-volume edition brings together for the first time for English readers the more substantial and important of the plays, about fifteen in all. Each play is introduced by a summary bibliography and an appreciative essay which analyses the mythic background and plot: reconstructs the play as far as the fragmentary text and secondary evidence allow; and discusses themes, characterisation, staging, date, reflections of the story in art and other dramatisations. For each play the fragmentary texts are presented as conveniently and succinctly as possible, together with a brief critical apparatus of sources and readings. An English translation stands on the facing page. The text and translation of each play are followed by a short, primarily interpretative commentary.This volume contains: Alexandros (together with Palamedes and Sisyphus), Oedipus, Andromeda, Antiope, Hypsipyle, Archelaus (415 to about 407 B.C.).

'The eagerly-awaited Volume now out and fully up to expectation... What a joy these two volumes are, bringing to life and making accessible these (almost) lost plays!' Jenny March, CA News

'Should be welcomed by all students of classical Greek drama.' Vesa Vahtikari, Arctos

'This edition is a marvellous contribution to Euripidean scholarship. It is hard to see how it could have been improved.' Matthew Wright, Journal of Hellenic Studies

'The benefits I have drawn from this volume are very great.' Marsh McCall, Phoenix

Author Information

Christopher Collard is Emeritus Professor of Classics, University of Swansea. He has published widely on tragedy and Euripides in particular. His work includes editions with commentary of Euripides, Suppliant Women (1975, 1984) and Hecuba (1991), and he is co-editor of Selected Fragmentary Plays of Euripides (1995, 2004) and Iphigenia at Aulis (2017). He was General Editor of the Aris & Phillips Classical Texts series from 2007-2016. Martin J. Cropp is Professor Emeritus of Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Calgary. In the Aris & Phillips Classical Texts series he has edited Euripides’ 'Electra' (1988, 2013), Euripides’ 'Iphigenia in Tauris' (2001), 'Euripides: Selected Fragmentary Plays', Volume 1 with Christopher Collard and Kevin Lee (1995, revised 2009) and Volume 2 with Christopher Collard and John Gibert (2004) and 'Minor Greek Tragedians, Volume 1: The Fifth Century' (2019).

Table of Contents

Section TitlePage
General editors foreword
Form and content of this edition
Philoctetes (431 B.C.)
Alexandros (415 B.C.)
Oedipus(after 415 B.C.)
Andromeda (412 B.C.)
Hypsipyle (411-407 B.C.)
Antiope (411-407 B.C.)
Archelaus (413-406 B.C.)
Addenda and Corrigenda to vol. I
Index to volumes I & II