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on 19 December 2009
James Morwwod provides the modern reader with a great series of translations of some of Euripides' best plays: The Medea, The Hippolytus, Electra and Helen.
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on 4 December 2013
It took a while to get used to Morwood's translation, but it all comes together in some of the best speeches in Medea. I then re-read the selection and really enjoyed all the plays. Good introduction and notes too, especially for the non-academic reader still finding their way through the three great Greek dramatists (eg me!).
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on 9 December 2000
This translation is best used as a crib for those struggling with the Greek. If, however, you want to read the 'Medea' in English, and experience it as a work of literature, you should under no circumstances acquire this. Its plodding, literal, painstaking rendition of Euripides' poetry (and Morwood is not a poet, not by any strech of the imagination) is enough for anyone to dismiss the 'Medea' as 'irrelevant', 'antique' and suchlike. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth, but it's the impression that you will gain from this version. Academia at its worst.
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on 22 November 2016
Good product, quickly sent.
Happy to recommend.
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on 4 October 2016
great
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on 4 April 2016
Daughter delighted with this.
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on 3 September 2016
just the job
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on 10 October 2013
My son loves it and that is what matters. A well put together book. If you do this for a level, then you need this
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on 20 November 2015
Perfect!
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on 13 August 2015
good
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