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Trojan Women. Iphigenia among the Taurians. Ion

Trojan Women. Iphigenia among the Taurians. Ion


Edited and translated by David Kovacs

ISBN 9780674995741

Publication date: 12/01/1999

Three 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.

Three plays are in Volume IV. Trojan Women concerns the tragic unpredictability of life; Iphigenia among the Taurians and Ion exhibit tragic themes and situations but end happily with joyful reunions.


  • Kovacs’s translations are in fairly literal…and yet very readable English prose. Both experts and generalists will benefit from the work of this experienced Euripidean scholar.

    —John E. Thorburn, Religious Studies Review


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

Book Details

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

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