Robert Emmet Meagher

Robert Emmet Meagher Robert Emmet Meagher is professor of humanities at Hampshire College. He received a BA from the University of Notre Dame and an MA from the University of Chicago. Meagher has won critical acclaim from actors, directors, and scholars who have commissioned, read and performed his translations of ancient Greek plays in the United States, Great Britain, and Ireland. Meagher has taught literature, drama, epic, comparative religion, theology, and philosophy as a visiting professor, a guest lecturer, and a full-time professor. Meagher is the translator of Euripides: Bakkhai (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 1995), Euripides: Hekabe (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 1995), Aeschylus: Seven Against Thebes (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 1996), Euripides: Iphigenia at Aulis and Iphigenia in Tauris (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 1993), and Euripides: Helen (University of Massachusetts Press, 1986); Meagher is the author of The Essential Euripides: Dancing in Dark Times (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2002), The Meaning of Helen: In Search of an Ancient Icon (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2001), Mortal Vision: The Wisdom of Euripides (St. Martin's Press, 1989), and Helen: Myth, Legend, and the Culture of Misogyny (Continuum Pub., 1995).

Robert Emmet Meagher's Books

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  • The Meaning of Helen: In Search of an Ancient Icon

    Author: Robert Emmet Meagher
    Product Code: 5106
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-510-6

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    Helen's face launched a thousand ships, to say nothing of countless books, dramas, poems, paintings, and operas. She is arguably the most notorious woman in Western culture. What makes her so engaging, so consequential? Like an ancient wall layered with millennia of graffiti, Helen preserves the human record. Her story and our story are not to be plied apart. She is woman as we have idealized, worshipped, slandered, celebrated, constructed and deconstructed her. Helen, for better or for worse, in all her metamorphoses, represents the complex, intact fossil record of woman in Western culture. The story of Helen is the story of woman.