Euripides, Dramatic Fragments

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B. Snell, Euripides Alexandros etc. (Berlin, 1937), 1–68; R. A. Coles, A New Oxyrhynchus Papyrus: the Hypothesis of Euripides’ Alexandros (London, 1974); Diggle, TrGFS 80–4 (Hypothesis and F 46, 61d, 62a, 62d); F. Jouan in ed. Budé VIII.1.39–76; M. Cropp in SFP II.35–91. See also under test. iii and F 46 below.

G. Murray, Greek Studies (Oxford, 1946), 127–44 (orig. 1932); J. Davreux, La légende de la prophétesse Cassandre (Liège, 1942), 37–41, 108–17 with Figs. 7–21; D. Lanza, SIFC 34 (1963), 230–45; J. Hanson, Hermes 92 (1964), 171–81; T. C. W. Stinton, Euripides and the Judgement of Paris (London, 1965: repr. in Collected Papers, Oxford, 1990), 64–71; Jouan (1966), 113–42; Webster 165–74; G. Koniaris, HSCP 77 (1973), 85–124; R. Scodel, The Trojan Trilogy of Euripides (Göttingen, 1980), 20–42, 68–121, 138–42; LIMC I.i.494–7, 500–5, 523, 526–8 ‘Alexandros’; D. Kovacs, HSCP 88 (1984), 47–70; M. Huys, ZPE 62 (1986), 9–36 and The Tale, relevant sections; M. Hose, Drama und Gesellschaft (Stuttgart, 1995), 36–45; S. Timpanaro, RFIC 124 (1996), 5–70; Matthiessen 251–3.

Alexander is the alternative name of Paris, prince of Troy. Before he was born his mother Hecuba dreamed she would give birth to a firebrand; her daughter Cassandra interpreted

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.euripides-dramatic_fragments.2008