Ion (Prentice-Hall Greek drama series)

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9780135060308: Ion (Prentice-Hall Greek drama series)

Ion is generally regarded as one of Euripides' most attractive plays. A skilfully organised plot, charming characters, exciting situations and thought-provoking themes make it an excellent introduction to the study of Greek drama generally and of Euripides in particular. The introduction deals with Euripides' adaptation of the myth of Ion, his treatment of the theme of autochthony and his attitude to the seemingly licentious behaviour of Apollo. There is also a discussion of the play's date, its structure, form and language. The commentary is designed to encourage students to read the play in a responsive way and pay attention to matters of form, language and dramatic technique.Greek text with facing translation.

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"A comprehensive introduction by Peter Burian explores major themes and structures."--Publishers Weekly
"A very readable and passionate translation. Euripides' pathos comes out well."--Clifford Broenimur, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
"Thanks for an excellent version of this important text."--Professor David Hopes, UNCA
"Euripedes' Ion has much to recommend it to today's reader or dramatic producer....Ion can be used in myth-courses (an excellent text on Apollo), drama-in-translation courses, and also women-in-antiquity courses, since Kreousa exemplifies in miniature the plight of ancient women....The new addition
to the Greek Tragedies in New Translatioins...presents a marvellously balanced introduction to the play."--Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"A comprehensive introduction by Peter Burian explores major themes and structures."--Publishers Weekly
"A very readable and passionate translation. Euripides' pathos comes out well."--Clifford Broenimur, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
"Thanks for an excellent version of this important text."--Professor David Hopes, UNCA
"Euripedes' Ion has much to recommend it to today's reader or dramatic producer....Ion can be used in myth-courses (an excellent text on Apollo), drama-in-translation courses, and also women-in-antiquity courses, since Kreousa exemplifies in miniature the plight of ancient women....The new addition
to the Greek Tragedies in New Translatioins...presents a marvellously balanced introduction to the play."--Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"A comprehensive introduction by Peter Burian explores major themes and structures."--Publishers Weekly
"A very readable and passionate translation. Euripides' pathos comes out well."--Clifford Broenimur, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
"Thanks for an excellent version of this important text."--Professor David Hopes, UNCA
"Euripedes' Ion has much to recommend it to today's reader or dramatic producer....Ion can be used in myth-courses (an excellent text on Apollo), drama-in-translation courses, and also women-in-antiquity courses, since Kreousa exemplifies in miniature the plight of ancient women....The new addition to the Greek Tragedies in New Translatioins...presents a marvellously balanced introduction to the play."--Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"A comprehensive introduction by Peter Burian explores major themes and structures."--Publishers Weekly


"A very readable and passionate translation. Euripides' pathos comes out well."--Clifford Broenimur, University of Massachusetts at Amherst


"Thanks for an excellent version of this important text."--Professor David Hopes, UNCA


"Euripedes' Ion has much to recommend it to today's reader or dramatic producer....Ion can be used in myth-courses (an excellent text on Apollo), drama-in-translation courses, and also women-in-antiquity courses, since Kreousa exemplifies in miniature the plight of ancient women....The new addition to the Greek Tragedies in New Translatioins...presents a marvellously balanced introduction to the play."--Bryn Mawr Classical Review


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In Euripides' enchanting play, the young hero - a foundling engaged to keep the Temple of Apollo tidy - meets the Queen of Athens. The two strike up an instant rapport. She tells him of a 'friend' who was seduced by Apollo and gave birth to a child whom she abandoned... After a series of surprising and disturbing twists, mother and son are reunited and the story is resolved in a manner which foreshadows a new genre of European drama: the family romance.

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