Greek Tragedies, Volume 2: Aeschylus: The Libation Bearers; Sophocles: Electra; Euripides: Iphigenia among the Taurians, Electra, The Trojan Women (3rd Edition)

Greek Tragedies, Volume 2: Aeschylus: The Libation Bearers; Sophocles: Electra; Euripides: Iphigenia among the Taurians, Electra, The Trojan Women (3rd Edition)

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


Greek Tragedies, quantity II comprises Aeschylus’s “The Libation Bearers,” translated through Richmond Lattimore; Sophocles’s “Electra,” translated by way of David Grene; Euripides’s “Iphigenia one of the Taurians,” translated through Anne Carson; Euripides’s “Electra,” translated via Emily Townsend Vermeule; and Euripides’s “The Trojan Women,” translated via Richmond Lattimore.

Sixty years in the past, the college of Chicago Press undertook a momentous venture: a brand new translation of the Greek tragedies that may be the last word source for academics, scholars, and readers. They succeeded. below 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 vigorous and compelling that they continue to be the normal translations. at the present time, Chicago is taking pains to make sure that our Greek tragedies stay the best English-language models through the twenty-first century.

In this hugely expected 3rd version, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. so much have conscientiously up to date the translations to carry them even in the direction of the traditional Greek whereas maintaining the vibrancy for which our English models are recognized. This version additionally contains brand-new translations of Euripides’ Medea, the youngsters of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia one of the Taurians, fragments of misplaced performs through Aeschylus, and the surviving part 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. furthermore, 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 locations 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 up to date scholarship at the order during which the performs have been initially written. the result's a suite of good-looking paperbacks destined to introduce new generations of readers to those foundational works of Western drama, paintings, and existence.

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