Greek Tragedies, Volume 3: Aeschylus: The Eumenides; Sophocles: Philoctetes, Oedipus at Colonus; Euripides: The Bacchae, Alcestis (3rd Edition)

Greek Tragedies, Volume 3: Aeschylus: The Eumenides; Sophocles: Philoctetes, Oedipus at Colonus; Euripides: The Bacchae, Alcestis (3rd Edition)

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


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

Sixty years in the past, the collage of Chicago Press undertook a momentous undertaking: a brand new translation of the Greek tragedies that will be the last word source for academics, scholars, and readers. They succeeded. less 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 energetic and compelling that they continue to be the traditional translations. at the present time, Chicago is taking pains to make sure that our Greek tragedies stay the prime English-language models during the twenty-first century.

In this hugely expected 3rd version, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. such a lot have rigorously up to date the translations to convey them even towards the traditional Greek whereas conserving the vibrancy for which our English models are well-known. This version additionally comprises brand-new translations of Euripides’ Medea, the kids of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia one of the Taurians, fragments of misplaced performs via Aeschylus, and the surviving section of Sophocles’s satyr-drama The Trackers. New introductions for every play supply crucial information regarding its first construction, plot, and reception in antiquity and past. moreover, every one quantity comprises an creation to the existence 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 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 collection of good-looking paperbacks destined to introduce new generations of readers to those foundational works of Western drama, artwork, and existence.

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