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The Complete Sophocles: Electra and Other Plays (Greek Tragedy in New Translations Series)
     

The Complete Sophocles: Electra and Other Plays (Greek Tragedy in New Translations Series)

by Sophocles, Peter Burian, Alan Shapiro
 

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ISBN-10: 0195387821

ISBN-13: 9780195387827

Pub. Date: 11/20/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals.

The volume brings together four

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Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals.

The volume brings together four major works by one of the greatest classical dramarists: Electra, translated by Anne Carson and Michael Shaw, a gripping story of revenge, manipulation, and the often tense conflict of the human spirit; Aias, translated by Herbert Golder and Richard Pevear, an account of the heroic suicide of the Trojan war hero better known as Ajax; Philoctetes, translated by Carl Phillips and Diskin Clay, a morally complex and penetrating play about the conflict between personal integrity and public duty; and The Women of Trachis, translated by C.K. Williams and Gregory W. Dickerson, an urgent tale of mutability in a universe of precipitous change. These four tragedies were originally available as single volumes. This new volume retains the informative introductions and explanatory notes of the original editions and adds a single combined glossary and Greek line numbers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195387827
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
11/20/2009
Series:
Greek Tragedy in New Translations Series
Pages:
430
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Electra Anne Carson and Michael Shaw
Aias Herbert Golder and Richard Pevear
Philoctetes Carl Phillips and Clay Diskin
The Women of Trachis C.K. Williams and Gregory W. Dickerson

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