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Euripides: Cyclops

Cyclops (Greek: Κύκλωψ) is a play by Euripides, probably first produced around 412 BC. It is the only fuly surviving example of a satyr drama, the plays which traditionally provided a comic coda to the tragic trilogies submitted in dramatic competitions at Athenian festivals. Its subject matter is taken from the encounter with Polyphemus in the Odyssey.

Free online texts

Gutenberg: Κύκλωψ, Greek text. Multiple formats.

Internet Archive: The Cyclops, English verse translation by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Multiple formats.

Internet Classics Archive: The Cyclops, translated by E.P Coleridge. HTML and TXT formats.

Loebulus: L010N - Euripides -- Euripides II: Electra. Orestes. Iphigeneia in Taurica. Andromache. Cyclops. Greek and English parallel text. Loeb edition, PDF format.

Perseus: Greek text and English translation by David Kovacs. HTML and XML formats.

Poetry in Translation: Cyclops, translated by George Theodoridis. Multiple formats.

University of Adelaide (Internet Archive): The Cyclops, translated by E.P. Coleridge. Multiple formats.

Wikisource: Greek text and English translation by Shelley. HTML and other formats.

Other Resources

Gutenberg: Euripides and His Age, by Gilbert Murray.

History of Ancient Greece: Early Euripides, podcast by Ryan Stitt.

Wikipedia: Cyclops (play).

The Great Conversation: Further reading at Tom's Learning Notes

Homer: The Odyssey.

A.E. Haigh: The Tragic Drama of the Greeks (1896).

 Ancient Greek resources: Learn to read Greek classics in the original.

Bloom's Western Canon: Cyclops is listed.


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