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Outstepping the literal bounds of genre, Euripides' Helen has been referred to by scholars as both a tragedy and a comedy.

From the myth ascribed to the Sicilian poet Stesichorus, Helen plays on the question of two Helens: one a phantom in Troy, and the other the real Helen who remained in Egypt. A myriad of reversals, thought-provoking examples of differing orders of reality, and juxtapositions of opposites, allow Euripides to comment on the futility of war and the distinction between appearance and reality.

Original title: Helene
Original languages: Ancient Greek

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Genre: Drama and PlaysAncientGreekTragedy

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Bacchae and Other Plays, the (1954) [Collection]
      Author: Euripides
     Heracles and Other Plays (2002) [Collection]
      Author: Euripides

Edition #1: Helen

Helen (1992)
Edition Details:

Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. The series seeks to recover the entire extant corpus of Greek tragedy, quite as though the ancient tragedians wrote in the English of our own time.

Language: English

Edition: Greek Tragedy in New Translations
Translated by: James Michie Colin Leach
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Helen (1992)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195077105
Pages: 128

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Edition #2: Helen

Helen (1956)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation (Lattimore)
Translated by: Richmond Lattimore
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