Preface; 1. Approaching Euripides; 2. Problems of genre; 3. Dramatic structures: variety and unity; 4. The chorus; 5. The gods; 6. Rhetoric and character; 7. Women; 8. Euripidean males and the limits of autonomy; Conclusion.
This book explores key topics in the interpretation of the tragedies of the fifth-century BCE Athenian poet Euripides.
Donald J. Mastronarde is Melpomene Distinguished Professor of Classics at the University of California, Berkeley. He has published extensively on Greek tragedy and Euripides in particular, including Euripides: Medea (Cambridge, 2002) and Euripides: Phoenissae (Cambridge, 1994).
'... for a scholar of ancient drama, this is a valuable study. It aggregates different strands of research tradition and handles them as a whole, but the main attention remains focussed on Euripides' dramatic texts.' De novis libris iudicia