Euripides' Cyclops is the only example of Attic satyr-drama
which survives intact. It is a brilliant dramatisation of the famous story from Homer's Odyssey of how Odysseus blinded the
Cyclops after making him drunk. The play has much to teach us, not just about satyr-drama, but also about the reception and
adaptation of Homer in classical Athens; the brutal savagery of the Homeric monster is here replaced by an ironised presentation
of Athenian social custom. Problems of syntax, metre and language are fully explained, and there is a sophisticated literary
discussion of the play. This edition will be of interest to advanced undergraduates and graduate students studying Greek literature,
as well as to scholars.
Introduction; Sigla; ; Commentary
A full literary and linguistic commentary,
suitable for advanced students, on the only surviving Athenian satyr-play.