Edith Hall

Greek Chic

Bacchae: A New Translation

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A Double Sorrow: Troilus and Criseyde

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The Last Days of Troy

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The ancient Greeks refuse to go away. The appearance of a new novel, play or opera on a Greek theme has become almost a weekly occurrence. In each of these three publications, the relationship with ancient literature takes a different form. But all three works recycle narratives about Greek heroes whose actions were first described in Bronze Age poems dating from as early as the second millennium BC. God, death, love, war, sex and family, in Mycenaean Thebes or Troy, remain as stimulating to literary and theatrical creativity as ever. 

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