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Posted April 8, 2014
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