Greek Tragedies, Volume 1: Aeschylus: Agamemnon, Prometheus Bound; Sophocles: Oedipus the King, Antigone; Euripides: Hippolytus (3rd Edition)

Greek Tragedies, Volume 1: Aeschylus: Agamemnon, Prometheus Bound; Sophocles: Oedipus the King, Antigone; Euripides: Hippolytus (3rd Edition)

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


Greek Tragedies, quantity I includes Aeschylus’s “Agamemnon,” translated via Richmond Lattimore; Aeschylus’s “Prometheus Bound,” translated by means of David Grene; Sophocles’s “Oedipus the King,” translated by means of David Grene; Sophocles’s “Antigone,” translated through Elizabeth Wyckoff; and Euripides’s “Hippolytus,” translated by way of David Grene.

Sixty years in the past, the college of Chicago Press undertook a momentous undertaking: a brand new translation of the Greek tragedies that will be the final word source for academics, scholars, and readers. They succeeded. less than the professional 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 energetic 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 during the twenty-first century.

In this hugely expected 3rd variation, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. such a lot have rigorously up-to-date the translations to carry them even in the direction of the traditional Greek whereas holding the vibrancy for which our English models are well-known. This variation additionally contains brand-new translations of Euripides’ Medea, the youngsters of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia one of the Taurians, fragments of misplaced performs by means of Aeschylus, and the surviving component of Sophocles’s satyr-drama The Trackers. New introductions for every play provide crucial information regarding its first construction, plot, and reception in antiquity and past. additionally, each one quantity comprises an creation to the lifestyles and paintings of its tragedian, in addition to notes addressing textual uncertainties and a word list 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, paintings, and lifestyles.

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