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2/14/2014: Give the gift of tragedy!: The full-cast audio production of Andromache is on sale now through Dec 2nd via our Amazon account here /for a measly $5.99. Hurry before they're all gone!

7/29/2013: Andromache the audiobook is now available in library packaging for $35.00. This packaging comprises a sturdy vinyl CD binder from the standard "digipak" packaging plus the same six page color foldout insert. Library edition sales to bona fide libraries include replacement coverage (using duplicated disks) for one set of disks. Order ISBN 978-0-9853709-9-2 or Amazon SKU 7O-42XA-Z2SO via our Amazon seller central account or for tax-exempt orders write to for ordering information.


Euripides' Andromache a new verse translation by Bruce Van Deventer US Amazon (kindle) customers Amazon UK Customers

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E-book ISBN: 978-0-9853709-2-3

Print ISBN: 978-0-9853709-5-4

Audiobook ISBN: 978-0-9853709-6-1 - buy the two CD audiobook set here.

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After Troy fell to the Greeks, Andromache, the wife of the slain Trojan king Hector, was taken as prize and given to Achilles' son Neoptolemus as his concubine. He treated her kindly, and in the fullness of time she bore him a son. But Neoptolemus went on to take as his wife Hermione, the daughter of Menelaus, but she could bear him no children. Enraged with jealousy, Hermione plots the death of Andromache, and the play opens with Andromache taking sanctuary at the temple of Thetis, the goddess who is also Achilles' mother. The dramatic tension unfolds between slave and master, between man and woman, and between East and West.

This new translation bridges the gap between modern free verse and traditional rhyming translations, and also has been specifically structured for easy readability on e-reader devices.

Print Version: We're proud to announce that the print version is now available in the U.S. from your favorite local retailer for $9.95. Booksellers who use Ingram, one of the nation's largest wholesalers, can order it under ISBN 978-0-9853709-5-4.

Don't have a Kindle/Nook/Kobo? No problem. Amazon, B&N and Kobo all provide free reader apps for desktop computers, tablets, and smartphones. We've put links to many of these on our FAQ page.

Read a sample here.

Recommended reading

Translators and Scholars

Mondello Publishing is actively seeking skilled translators for Greek and Roman Classics. We have some projects in mind but would also be interested in hearing from you if you have a project or are interested in collaboaration. Write to us at

Recommended sites

Didaskalia - a site devoted to Greek and Roman theater.

Other Andromaches not by Euripides

  1. The French writer Racine's play in five acts follows the same legend, but with a different telling
  2. Gilbet Murray, who was a well-known translator in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, also wrote his own Andromache.


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