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Hipermenestra

Description

Revolutionary-era French playwright Antoine Lemierre began his career with this drama about the Greek mythological figure Hypermnestra. In the midst of an internecine struggle for the rule of Egypt, she and her 49 sisters were forcibly wedded to their cousins. Danaus, her father, ordered them to kill their husbands - Hypermnestra was the only one who refused the order, and was subsequently, unjustly put to death. Lemierre's version followed upon the work of legendary poets such as Aeschylus, Ovid, and Geoffrey Chaucer. (Selections - full volume available from Queens College Archives)

Subject

Spanish drama--Classical period, 1500-1700--Translations from French
French drama--18th century--Translations into Spanish
Hypermnestra (Greek mythology)

Creator

Le Mierre, M. (Antoine-Marin), 1723-1793
Olavide, Pablo de, 1725-1803

Source

ComediasSueltasCollection.PQ1995 .L95 A595 c.1

Publisher

Por la viuda Piferrer, vendese en su libreria, administrada por Juan Sellent
Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives (New York, N.Y.)

Date

[1780]

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Language

Spanish
French

Coverage

Barcelona (Spain)

Original Format

Paper
Chapbook
6 x 8.5 inches (152 x 216 mm)

Citation

Le Mierre, M. (Antoine-Marin), 1723-1793 and Olavide, Pablo de, 1725-1803, “Hipermenestra,” Queens College Archives and Special Collections, accessed November 22, 2017, http://archives.qc.cuny.edu/queenscollege/items/show/505.