By Ioanna Karamanou
This is the 1st full-scale statement on Euripides’ Alexandros, that is the most effective preserved fragmentary tragedies. It yields perception into points of Euripidean kind, ideology and dramatic process (e.g. rhetoric, stagecraft and imagery) and addresses textual and philological issues, at the foundation of a re-inspection of the papyrus fragments. This booklet deals a reconstruction of the play and an research of problems with characterization, staging, textual transmission and reception, no longer least simply because Alexandros has loved a desirable Nachleben in literary, dramaturgical and performative phrases. It additionally contributes to the readers’ realizing of the tendencies of later Euripidean drama, particularly the dramatist’s innovation and experimentation with plot-patterns and staging conventions. in addition, the research of Alexandros may perhaps stimulate a extra accomplished interpreting of the extant Trojan Women coming from a similar construction, which bears the beneficial properties of a ‘connected trilogy’. therefore, the data retrieved throughout the interrogation of the wealthy fragmentary fabric serves to complement and contextualize the extant tragic corpus, showcasing the energy and multiformity of Euripidean drama as an entire.
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Euripides, "Alexandros": Introduction, Text and Commentary (Texte und Kommentare) by Ioanna Karamanou