By Helene P. Foley
This booklet investigates the play's altering serious and theatrical reception from Antiquity to the current, its legendary and political heritage, its dramatic and thematic team spirit, and the position of its choruses.
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Selected as one of many ten canonical performs by way of Euripides in the course of the Hellenistic interval in Greece, Hecuba was once well known all through Antiquity. The play additionally grew to become a part of the so-called 'Byzantine triad' of 3 performs of Euripides (along with Phoenician ladies and Orestes) chosen for learn at school curricula, peculiarly for the brilliance of its rhetorical speeches and quotable conventional knowledge.
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