Iphigenia in Tauris. Edited with Introduction and Commentary by L.P.E. Parker.
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2016. CIX,385p. Paperback. 'This is a substantial edition. (...) The introduction is generous, with sections on Iphigenia (‘In Cult’, ‘Before Euripides,’ ‘Iphigenia and Euripides’, ‘Iphigenia after Euripides’, ‘Iphigenia and the Critics’), the play’s date, its metres, the transmission of the text, MSS and sigla, and papyri (which give little help). This is followed by the text, with full apparatus criticus, seemingly based on, but not identical to, Diggle’s OCT, the commentary (where textual notes are placed in square brackets) and a full bibliography and indexes. (...) The commentary itself is one of robust commonsense and laudable fairness to earlier editors (...). It is greatly to her credit that what we have are her own opinions and decisions, and if this involves, say, a transposition or an athetesis of a line or two (or the refusal to athetise, against Diggle, at 572) so be it. In other words, she proceeds on the basis that Euripides did not write nonsense, and her text reflects this (...). This is a most welcome addition to the corpus of Euripidean scholarship.' (COLIN LEACH in Classics for All, 15.08.2016).