Greek Tragedies 3: Aeschylus: The Eumenides; Sophocles: by Mark Griffith,Glenn W. Most,David Grene,Richmond Lattimore

By Mark Griffith,Glenn W. Most,David Grene,Richmond Lattimore

Greek Tragedies, quantity III includes Aeschylus’s “The Eumenides,” translated through Richmond Lattimore; Sophocles’s “Philoctetes,” translated via David Grene; Sophocles’s “Oedipus at Colonus,” translated via Robert Fitzgerald; Euripides’s “The Bacchae,” translated through William Arrowsmith; and Euripides’s “Alecestis,” translated through Richmond Lattimore.

 

Sixty years in the past, the college of Chicago Press undertook a momentous undertaking: a brand new translation of the Greek tragedies that might be the last word source for lecturers, scholars, and readers. They succeeded. lower than the specialist administration of eminent classicists David Grene and Richmond Lattimore, these translations mixed accuracy, poetic immediacy, and readability of presentation to render the surviving masterpieces of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides in an English so full of life and compelling that they continue to be the normal translations. this present day, Chicago is taking pains to make sure that our Greek tragedies stay the major English-language types through the twenty-first century.

 

In this hugely expected 3rd version, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. so much have rigorously up to date the translations to deliver them even in the direction of the traditional Greek whereas maintaining the vibrancy for which our English types are well-known. This version additionally contains brand-new translations of Euripides’ Medea, The teenagers of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia one of the Taurians, fragments of misplaced performs via Aeschylus, and the surviving element of Sophocles’s satyr-drama The Trackers. New introductions for every play supply crucial information regarding its first creation, plot, and reception in antiquity and past. furthermore, each one quantity comprises an creation to the existence and paintings of its tragedian, in addition to notes addressing textual uncertainties and a thesaurus of names and areas pointed out within the plays.

 

In addition to the hot content material, the volumes were reorganized either inside of and among volumes to mirror the main updated scholarship at the order within which the performs have been initially written. the result's a collection of good-looking paperbacks destined to introduce new generations of readers to those foundational works of Western drama, artwork, and life.

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