A Commentary for Students
Published by: University of Oklahoma Press
Imprint: University of Oklahoma Press
To make the play accessible to students who are tackling it for the first time, this book features the Greek text in sections followed immediately by detailed line-by-line notes. By explaining various points of vocabulary, grammar, syntax, and content, these notes allow students to read the play on their own without resorting frequently to dictionaries or other outside aids. The volume also includes the complete, uninterrupted text of the play. In her wide-ranging introduction to the book, Hanna M. Roisman discusses the play’s mythological background and relevant aspects of Greek tragedy and performance. In addition, she explains the literary devices Euripides employs, as well as meter, prosody, and lexicality.
Comprehensive in scope, this commentary concludes with a detailed glossary; a line-by-line index of grammatical, syntactical, literary, and rhetorical figures; a list of irregular verbs; and a select bibliography.
“This up-to-date, easy-to-use commentary on Euripides’ Hippolytus is ideal for students at the intermediate level of ancient Greek. Written by an expert on Greek tragedy who has decades of teaching experience in the classroom, it offers a wealth of grammatical, lexical, and metrical resources. Hanna Roisman writes with such contagious enthusiasm that the students are likely to become as fascinated by the Hippolytus as she is!”—Anne H. Groton, author of From Alpha to Omega: A Beginning Course in Classical Greek
“Geared to the needs of twenty-first-century students, this commentary on Hippolytus balances accessibility with pointers to more advanced scholarship. Roisman offers her readers basic support with ancient Greek vocabulary, as well as a full guide to syntactical, literary, and rhetorical conventions.”—Sophie Mills, author of Drama, Oratory, and Thucydides in Fifth-Century Athens: Teaching Imperial Lessons