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A collection of four timeless plays: Agamemnon by Aeschylus, translated by Louis MacNeice; Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, translated by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald; Alcestis by Euripides, translated by Fitts and Fitzgerald; and The Birds by Aristophanes, translated by Fitts. Introductory Note by each translator; Index.

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Overview

A collection of four timeless plays: Agamemnon by Aeschylus, translated by Louis MacNeice; Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, translated by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald; Alcestis by Euripides, translated by Fitts and Fitzgerald; and The Birds by Aristophanes, translated by Fitts. Introductory Note by each translator; Index.

Agamemnon, Oedipus Rex, Alcestis, and The Birds

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  • ISBN-13: 9780156027953
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 1/6/2003
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 5.44 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.82 (d)

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Dudley Fitts (1903-1968), a renowned poet, critic and translator, authored and translated over 20 books. One of the preeminent twentieth century scholars of Greek literature, his English translations of the ancient Greek classics are much praised for their accessibility and their appeal to contemporary readers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2014

    These translations are the most accessible around. They are enjo

    These translations are the most accessible around. They are enjoyable to read, but, even more important to me, they are good acting translations. The translations are not academic, but theatrical, dramatic, dynamic, and written to be spoken aloud.

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