2016August_English12_readings_TROJAN WOMEN_PROJECT GUTENBERG_9August2016_COPY FOR STUDENTS_11Aug201

2016August_English12_readings_TROJAN WOMEN_PROJECT GUTENBERG_9August2016_COPY FOR STUDENTS_11Aug201

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1 TROJAN WOMEN/ENGLISH12/PROF LFYA The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Trojan women of Euripides, by Euripides 1 2 This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with 3 almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or 4 re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included 5 with this eBook or online at 6 7 8 Title: The Trojan women of Euripides 9 10 Author: Euripides 11 12 Release Date: November 16, 2003 [EBook #10096] 13 14 Language: English 15 16 17 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE TROJAN WOMEN OF EURIPIDES *** 18 19 20 21 22 Produced by Juliet Sutherland, Ted Garvin, L Barber and the Online 23 Distributed Proofreading Team 24 25 26 27 28 29 THE TROJAN WOMEN OF EURIPIDES 30 31 32 33 TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH RHYMING VERSE WITH EXPLANATORY NOTES BY 34 35 GILBERT MURRAY , LL.D., D.LITT. 36 37 REGIUS PROFESSOR OF GREEK IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD 38 39 40 41 1915 42 43 44 45 46 47
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2 TROJAN WOMEN/ENGLISH12/PROF LFYA THE TROJAN WOMEN 48 49 50 CHARACTERS IN THE PLAY 51 52 53 THE GOD POSEIDON. 54 55 THE GODDESS PALLAS ATHENA. 56 57 HECUBA, _Queen of Troy, wife of Priam, mother of Hector and Paris_. 58 59 CASSANDRA, _daughter of Hecuba, a prophetess_. 60 61 ANDROMACHE, _wife of Hector, Prince of Troy_. 62 63 HELEN, _wife of Menelaus, King of Sparta; carried off by Paris, Prince 64 of Troy_. 65 66 TALTHYBIUS, _Herald of the Greeks_. 67 68 MENELAUS, _King of Sparta, and, together with his brother Agamemnon, 69 General of the Greeks_. 70 71 SOLDIERS ATTENDANT ON TALTHYBIUS AND MENELAUS. 72 73 CHORUS OF CAPTIVE TROJAN WOMEN, YOUNG AND OLD, MAIDEN AND MARRIED. 74 75 _The Troädes was first acted in the year_ 415 B.C. "_The first prize was 76 won by Xenocles, whoever he may have been, with the four plays Oedipus, 77 Lycaon, Bacchae and Athamas, a Satyr-play. The second by Euripides with 78 the Alexander, Palamêdês, Troädes and Sisyphus, a Satyr-play_."--AELIAN, 79 _Varia Historia_, ii. 8. 80 81 82 83 84 85
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3 TROJAN WOMEN/ENGLISH12/PROF LFYA THE TROJAN WOMEN 86 87 88 _The scene represents a battlefield, a few days after the battle. At the 89 back are the walls of Troy, partially ruined. In front of them, to right 90 and left, are some huts, containing those of the Captive Women who have 91 been specially set apart for the chief Greek leaders. At one side some 92 dead bodies of armed men are visible. In front a tall woman with white 93 hair is lying on the ground asleep._ 94 95 _It is the dusk of early dawn, before sunrise. The figure of the god _ 96 POSEIDON _ is dimly seen before the walls._ 97 98 POSEIDON.[1] 99 100 Up from Aegean caverns, pool by pool 101 Of blue salt sea, where feet most beautiful 102 Of Nereid maidens weave beneath the foam 103 Their long sea-dances, I, their lord, am come, 104 Poseidon of the Sea. 'Twas I whose power, 105 With great Apollo, builded tower by tower 106 These walls of Troy; and still my care doth stand 107 True to the ancient People of my hand; 108 Which now as smoke is perished, in the shock 109 Of Argive spears. Down from Parnassus' rock 110 The Greek Epeios came, of Phocian seed, 111 And wrought by Pallas' mysteries a Steed 112 Marvellous[2], big with arms; and through my wall 113 It passed, a death-fraught image magical.
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