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Lost Dramas of Classical AthensGreek Tragic Fragments$
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Fiona McHardy, James Robson, and David Harvey

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780859897525

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780859897525.001.0001

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Euripidean Fragmentary Plays

Euripidean Fragmentary Plays

The Nature of Sources and their Effect on Reconstruction

Chapter:
(p.49) 3 Euripidean Fragmentary Plays
Source:
Lost Dramas of Classical Athens
Author(s):

Christopher Collard

Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780859897525.003.0004

This chapter examines the evidence for reconstructing the action of Euripides' Cretan Women and Oedipus. The chapter is organized as follows. Part I present observations about sources that appeared in the General Introduction of Euripides: Selected Fragmentary Plays. Parts II and III illustrate the difficulties in reconstructing plays when there is great variation in the character of the sources, texts, and evidence.

Keywords:   Greek plays, Greek tragedies, tragic fragments, Euripides, Cretan Women, Oedipus

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