Choephori (Clarendon Paperbacks)

Choephori (Clarendon Paperbacks)

Choephori (Clarendon Paperbacks)

This new edition of Choephori takes into account the abundance of recent scholarship on Aeschylus' work. A. F. Garvie's introduction discusses the pre-Aeschylean Orestes tradition in literature and art, the character of the play itself--its ideas, imagery, structure, and staging--and the state of the transmitted text. This edition reprints the Greek text and critical apparatus from the well-received Oxford Classical Text, edited by D. L. Page, and includes 350 pages of commentary devoted to problems of interpretation, style and dramatic technique.

Review
'Meticulous and profound scholarship, wide familiarity with relevant work, painstaking attention to detail: all these are to be seen in profusion ... this work of genuine scholarship can only be welcomed as an outstanding, and outstandingly produced, long-needed edition from the Clarendon
Press.' J. H. C. Leach, Times Literary Supplement

'[Garvie's] commentary is immensely thorough, open-minded and sober.' Greece and Rome

'Particularly valuable is the treatment of the myth before Aeschylus ... the combination of literary and archaeological evidence fills a serious gap left by previous commentators, and will be useful also to those reading or teaching the other plays of the trilogy.' R. A. S. Seaford, JACT
Bulletin

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