Interprets the poetic and dramatic features of "Electra" and establishes it as relevant to the readers of today. The volume contains a critical introduction, commentary on the text, full stage directions and a glossary of the mythical and geographical references used in the play.
Janet Lembke, a poet, is the author of Bronze and Iron and Dangerous Birds. Kenneth Reckford is the author of Aristophanes' Old-and-New Comedy: Six Essays in Perspective. Together they have edited Hecuba, also in the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series.
The late William Arrowsmith was University Professor and Professor of Classics at Boston University, and was the celebrated translator of numerous works from the Greek and Latin. Herbert Golder is Assistant Professor of Classics at Boston University. He is editor-in-chief of Arion.