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Reading Recommendation: Drama

Posted: July 11th, 2017, 5:38 pm
by tdbenedict
What author/work is the best entrance into drama?

A work by Euripides?

Thanks,
Tim

Re: Reading Recommendation: Drama

Posted: July 11th, 2017, 7:50 pm
by Robert Crowe
Euripides' 'Medea' has been a popular starter. Easy commentaries are available such as that by Geoffrey Steadman. There is a good scholarly one by Donald Mastronarde in the Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics series.

Re: Reading Recommendation: Drama

Posted: July 11th, 2017, 8:19 pm
by Stirling Bartholomew
Robert Crowe wrote:
July 11th, 2017, 7:50 pm
Euripides' 'Medea' has been a popular starter. Easy commentaries are available such as that by Geoffrey Steadman. There is a good scholarly one by Donald Mastronarde in the Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics series.
I totally agree. You can download Geoffrey Steadman. Don't bother with Bryn Mawr commentaries. I have the one on Ipegina at Aulis here on InterLibLoan from Reed College Lib. It is not nearly as helpful as Steadman's work. He knows what a student needs help with.