Euripides and the Spirit of His Dramas (Classic Reprint)

Euripides and the Spirit of His Dramas (Classic Reprint)
Euripides and the Spirit of His Dramas (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Euripides and the Spirit of His DramasEuripides is the most modern of the Greek tragic poets, but he is an elusive poet, not easy to comprehend. Many even of his fellow-countrymen failed to understand him. His character, his philosophy, and his art, therefore, have peculiar interest far the modern reader; for, while his tragedies engage our sympathies and appeal to our hearts, his elusiveness pricks our intellectual curiosity.Among the many studies that have been made of this great poet the late Professor Paul Decharme's "Euripide et l'Esprit de son Theatre" is noteworthy at once for its breadth of view, power of close analysis, and vigor of presentation. I had greatly profited by the author's learned and persuasive treatment of his theme in this book, and thought that I might render good service by translating it into English; for there are still some English-speaking students whose unfamiliarity with French bars their way to books written in that language. Professor Decharme, with whom I had the good fortune to be personally acquainted, readily gave his consent, and continued to manifest lively and friendly interest in my undertaking as it progressed.A few errors have been corrected. These were mainly typographical and in the footnotes. In all other respects, I have adhered as closely as possible to the text of the book as published in 1893. It seemed best, however, to substitute for Professor Decharme's translations of Euripides' verse into French prose some authoritative English version of the Greek original. Nobody else has succeeded so well in rendering the poet's works into our own tongue as that eminent English scholar, Mr. Arthur S. Way.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.