By Euripides

ISBN-10: 0856682349

ISBN-13: 9780856682346

Трагедия Еврипида «Алкеста» на древнегреческом с попутным английским переводом и примечаниями.
«Алкеста» была поставлена на Великие Дионисии в 438 г.до нашей эры м в составе тетралогии, в которую входили несохранившиеся трагедии «Критянки», «Алкмеон в Псофнде» и «Телеф». Поскольку «Алкеста» занимала здесь четвертое место, обычно отводимое для драмы сатиров, некоторые исследователи стремятся найти в этой драме юмористические или даже бурлескные ситуации, но такие попытки едва ли основательны: бытовой элемент, несомненно присутствующий в образе Ферета, обрисованного не без доли иронии, в принципе не отличает его существенно хотя бы от кормилицы в «Ипполите», а в этой трагедии никто не станет искать черты драмы сатиров.

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No I don't! Surely you know my ways! A P O L L O . Yes — ways hateful to mortals and hated by the gods. D E A T H . You mustn't expect to have everything you're not entitled to! A P O L L O . Even you, I swear, will have to yield, for all your savage spirit: such a one will come to the house of Pheres, when Eurystheus sends him to bring the team of Thracian horses from their wintry home, such a hero who, after being entertained in Admetus' halls, will forcefully wrest this woman from you. Then, with no gratitude from us, you'll do all we ask you now — and still have earned our hate.

Look! Here she is coming out of the house and her husband with her. —— Lament, make moan, Ο land of Pheres, for this noblest of women, now wasting away in illness to Hades 'neath the earth! Never more will I say that marriage brings more joy than pain. This I know both from what I've seen before in life and from what I now see of the King's misfortunes, for, bereaved of his most excellent wife, he'll live, for the rest of his days, a life which is no life at all. ( E n t e r Admetus, s u p p o r t i n g A l c e s t i s , f o l l o w e d by s m a l l a n d d a u g h t e r a n d by a t t e n d a n t s c a r r y i n g a c o u c h .

44. Burnett (1971), 27. 45. See Dale, Intro, iv; cf. also the preceding section of the present Introduction. 46. Beye, 118 ff. 47. Kurt von Fritz, A n t i k e u n d Μ ode me T r a g o d i e , 312 ff; Wilson, 4 - 5 , 7-9. (Von Fritz's discussion of the A l c e s t i s is translated in Wilson's collection, pp. ) 48. Wilson, 9. 49. Cf. s u p r a , p. 36 and Note 21. 50. Von Fritz, as translated in Wilson, 82. 51. See Diggle I (1984) x i i - x i i i ; cf. Dale, xxx. 52. Dale, xxxi. 53. I b i d . , xxxvi—xxxviii.

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