Trojan Women

Dr. Mary Kuntz, professor of classical languages at Auburn University, speaks the names and terms in the play, the Lattimore translation.


The following are reconstructed English pronunciations of the personal and place names in Euripides’ Trojan Women offered by Dr. Mary Kuntz, a professor of classical languages at Auburn University. Her particular area of expertise is tragedy. The names are taken primarily from the Lattimore translation.

Acastus (a kas’ tus) Achaens (a kee’ unz) Achilles (a kil ‘ eez) Aegean (ee gee’ an) Aetna ( et’ na) Agamemnon (a ga mem’ non) Ajax (ay’ jacks) Alcmena (alk mee’ na) Amyclae (a’ my klee) Andromache (an drom’ a kee) Aphrodite (af ro di’ tee) or (af ro di’ tay) Arcadia (ar kay’ dee a) Argive ( ar’ giv) Argos (ar’ gos) Astyanax (as ty’ a naks) Atreus (at tree’ us) Cadmus (kad’ mus) Capharean (ka far’ e us) (ka fear’ e us) Cassandra ( ka san’ dra) Charybdis ( ka rib’ dis) Circe (sur’ see) Crathis (kra’ this) Cronos ( kro’ nos) Cronion ( kro’ ni on) Cyclops (sy’ klops) Cypris (sy’ pris) Danaans (da’ nay unz) Dardanus (dar’da nus) Dardanians (dar da’ ni unz) Deiphobus (dee i’ fo bus) Delos (dee’ los) Epeius of Phocis (ep’ I os of fo’sis) Euboea (yoo bee’ a) Eurotas ( yoo ro’ tas) Ganymede (ga’ ni meed) Hecate ( hek’ a tee, hek’ at) Hector (hek’tor) Hecuba (hek’ yoo ba) Helen Hellas( hel’ as) Hephaestus (he fes’ tus) ( he fees’ tus) Hera (hee’ra) Heracles((her’ a kleez) Hymen Hymenaeus (hi min ay’ oos) Ilium (il’ i um) Laconia (lay ko’ ni a) Laomedon (lay o’ me don) Lacedemonian (la si di mon’ i on) Lemnos (lem’ nos) Ligyan( Ligurian) (li’ gi an) (lig oo’ ri an) Loxias (lok’ si as) Menelaus (me ne lay’ us) (me ne lah’ us) Myconus (mi kon’ us) Neoptolemus (nay op tol’ e mus) Nereids (nee’ ree idz) Odysseus ( o dis’ yoos) Pallas Athena (pal’ as / a thee’ na) Paris (pa’ ris) Pelias (pee’ li as) Pelops(pee’ lops) Pergamum ((per’ gam um) Phoebus Apollo( fee’ bus/ a pol’ o) Phthia (thee’ a) (ftheye ‘ a) Phrygia (frig’i anz) Pirene ( pi ree’ nee) Pitana ( pit a’ na, pit a’ nay) Polyxena ((pol ik’ sen a) Poseidon (pos eye’ don) Priam ( pri’am, pree’ am) Salamis (sal’ a mis) Scamander (ska man’ der) Scyros ( skeye’ ros) Scythia ( si’ thi a) Simois (sim’oh is) Talthybius (tal thib’ i us) Telamon (tel’ a mon) Theseus (thees’ ee oos) Thessaly ( thes’ a li) Tithonus (ti thoh’ nus) Tyndareus (tin dare’ i us) Zeus (zoos)

Recorded and edited by Professor Daydrie Hague, March, 2003.