From the Publisher
“A great work of world literature has at last become a great poem in English. Mulroy’s translation is far superior to other available English verse translations.”—Robert J. Rabel, editor of Approaches to Homer, Ancient and Modern
“Introductory notes on such matters as the historical background, fate vs. free will, and (inevitably) the Oedipus Complex are clear and useful.”—Peter Green, The New York Review of Books
Library Journal - BookSmack!
Mulroy (classics, Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) gives Sophocles's standard a crisp update, morphing it into contemporary English while retaining the Greek rhythms, etc. He also supplies an intro, appendixes, and notes to guide readers. Students of every level eventually have to tackle this. Appropriate for public and academic libraries. For a true taste of classic drama, Greece is the word, baby! — "Classic Returns," Booksmack! 2/3/11.