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Children of Heracles. Hippolytus. Andromache. Hecuba

Children of Heracles. Hippolytus. Andromache. Hecuba


Edited and translated by David Kovacs

ISBN 9780674995338

Publication date: 02/15/1995

Four plays by ancient Greece’s third great tragedian.

One of antiquity's greatest poets, Euripides has been prized in every age for the pathos, terror, and intellectual probing of his dramatic creations. The new Loeb Classical Library edition of his plays is in six volumes.

Volume II contains Children of Heracles, about Athens' protection of the dead hero's children; Hippolytus, which tells of the punishment Aphrodite inflicts on a man who refuses to worship her; Andromache and Hecuba, the tragic stories of two noble Trojan women after their city's fall.


  • Kovacs…continues to meet the high standards he attained in volume I… While [the translation] earns high marks for accuracy, it is also pleasant and readable.

    —John Gilbert, Bryn Mawr Classical Review


  • David Kovacs is Hugh H. Obear Professor of Classics at the University of Virginia.

Book Details

  • 528 pages
  • 1-1/8 x 4-1/4 x 6-3/8 inches
  • Harvard University Press

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