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  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $10.50
  • February 2018
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-26545-3
  • 128 pages
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide


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Euripides (Author), Sheila Murnaghan (Translator, University of Pennsylvania)


“A terrific new translation—Murnaghan’s Medea is both terrifying and sympathetic, an emotionally complex portrayal that leaves the reader no simple answers.” —Kirk Ormand, Oberlin College

“This NCE will appeal to a wide range of teachers who are in search of an authoritative text of a play that is both highly provocative and in need of interpretive support.” —Michelle Zerba, Louisiana State University

This Norton Critical Edition includes:
• Sheila Murnaghan’s new translation of the great Greek tragedy of betrayal, revenge, and murder, set in Corinth in the fifth-century B.C.E.
• A full introduction and explanatory annotations by Sheila Murnaghan.
• Ancient perspectives on the unforgettable plot from Xenophon, Apollonius of Rhodes, and Seneca.
• Seminal essays on Medea by P. E. Easterling, Helene P. Foley, and Edith Hall.
• A Selected Bibliography.

About the Series

Read by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format—annotated text, contexts, and criticism—helps students to better understand, analyze, and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need.


New Translation

Sheila Murnaghan's verse translation is only available in this edition. 

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