Euripides Three: Four Tragedies (Hecuba, Andromache, The Trojan Women, Ion)

Euripides Three: Four Tragedies (Hecuba, Andromache, The Trojan Women, Ion)

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In nine paperback volumes, the Grene and Lattimore editions offer the most comprehensive selection of the Greek tragedies available in English. Over the years these authoritative, critically acclaimed editions have been the preferred choice of over three million readers for personal libraries and individual study as well as for classroom use.
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In nine paperback volumes, the Grene and Lattimore editions offer the most comprehensive selection of the Greek tragedies available in English. Over the years these authoritative, critically acclaimed editions have been the preferred choice of over three million readers for personal libraries and individual study as well as for classroom use.
"These authoritative translations consign all other complete collections to the wastebasket."—Robert Brustein, The New Republic

"This is it. No qualifications. Go out and buy it everybody."—Kenneth Rexroth, The Nation

"The translations deliberately avoid the highly wrought and affectedly poetic; their idiom is contemporary....They have life and speed and suppleness of phrase."—Times Education Supplement

"These translations belong to our time. A keen poetic sensibility repeatedly quickens them; and without this inner fire the most academically flawless rendering is dead."—Warren D. Anderson, American Oxonian

"The critical commentaries and the versions themselves...are fresh, unpretentious, above all, functional."—Commonweal

"Grene is one of the great translators."—Conor Cruise O'Brien, London Sunday Times

"Richmond Lattimore is that rara avis in our age, the classical scholar who is at the same time an accomplished poet."—Dudley Fitts, New York Times Book Review

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226307824
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
01/15/1992
Series:
Euripides Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
5.26(w) x 8.08(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

Euripides (c. 480 – 406 BCE) wrote some ninety plays, nineteen of which have survived.

David Grene (1913–2002) taught classics for many years at the University of Chicago. He was a founding member of the Committee on Social Thought and coedited the University of Chicago Press’s prestigious series The Complete Greek Tragedies.

Richmond Lattimore (1906–1984) was a poet, translator, and longtime professor of Greek at Bryn Mawr College.

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Euripides Three: Four Tragedies (Hecuba, Andromache, The Trojan Women, Ion) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
GaryML More than 1 year ago
I have the complete Univ. of Chicago Press series of the Lattimore and Greene translations of the ancient Greek tragedies. I think this series is among the best. They are always readable and convey the essence of these works. Some newer translations opt for popular slang which does not appeal to me. Note that Univ. of Chicago Press has reorganized the tragedies in an updated series so be careful what edition you buy to avoid duplication and missing playsthe newerlsways