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Andromache by Jean Racine

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Published by James Brodie Ltd. in Bath .
Written in English


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StatementJean Racine ; translated into modern English, with an introduction, notes on grammar and syntax and literary questions and answers by John Hobday.
SeriesModern language classics translations s
ContributionsHobday, John.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15167016M
ISBN 100714206164

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Andromache, meanwhile, pleads unsuccessfully with Hermione to save her son. Then she turns to Pyrrhus, who demands her hand in marriage in return for his protection. Andromache, unable to come to a decision, goes to consult the spirit of her husband at his tomb. Act IV. Andromache has decided to yield to Pyrrhus, but with a tragic private. In Book 6, Andromache is shown in a rather untraditional place for a woman. She is standing atop the walls of the city, watching what is happening below. With her is a lady-in-waiting carrying her. The end of Book VI is the famous scene between Hector and Andromache and their infant son, Astyanax. Most commentators consider this scene to be the most moving in the Iliad. It is a portrait of the warrior at home, war forgotten as he watches his son play and talks with his wife. Andromache (nor the one I read previously, Alcestis) really covers any longer length of time - but rather occurs over one single day. Perhaps one of the reasons for it being "short" is the fact that it is not a modern day novel - and not quite under the same cultural setting as say, Shakespear, whose plays are a lot more elaborate/5.

Andromache explains that she was the slave of Pyrrhus (the evil Greek who killed Priam), until another Greek killed him, after which Helenus inherited some of his territory. She asks after Ascanius, and Helenus leads everyone to the city, which resembles a smaller Troy.   In Book 17 of the "Iliad", Homer mentions Podes, a brother of Andromache. Podes fought with the Trojans. Menelaus killed him. In Book 6 of the "Iliad", Andromache is depicted as saying that her father and his seven sons were killed by Achilles in Cilician Thebe during the Trojan War. (Achilles would also later kill Andromache’s husband, Hector.). Andromache’s lament (B lines ) is particularly powerful because Homer effectively uses literary techniques here that bring out audience empathy. In the Iliad, Andromache’s lament is a poignant, intense passage that serves as a characterization of Andromache, providing the reader with a further understanding of Hektor, Trojan. Andromache book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A skillful translation of the classical French tragedy about the captiv /5.

: Andromache (): Euripides: Books. Skip to main content. Try Prime Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Orders Try .   "ANDROMACHE" is a wonderful book weaving a plausible history for Hector of Troys you dig the feisty ladies of the Iliad, this story will keep you up late, and wanting more at the conclusion.I am so hoping for a part two. Pretty please Ms South, take Hectors gal to her end with your skills. Ladies and gents, Try a sample of this book and /5(14). Hector and his wife Andromache. Hector named him Scamandrius after the River Scamander, near Troy. The Trojans named him Astyanax (“Lord of the City”) as the son of Troy’s greatest warrior. In the sixth book of the Iliad, Homer relates that Astyanax disrupted . The The Trojan Women quotes below are all either spoken by Andromache or refer to Andromache. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes.