Sophocles, 1 (The Penn Greek Drama Series)

Sophocles, 1 (The Penn Greek Drama Series)

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The Penn Greek Drama Series presents original literary translations of the entire corpus of classical Greek drama: tragedies, comedies, and satyr plays. It is the only contemporary series of all the surviving work of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander.

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The Penn Greek Drama Series presents original literary translations of the entire corpus of classical Greek drama: tragedies, comedies, and satyr plays. It is the only contemporary series of all the surviving work of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander.

Editorial Reviews

Hugh Kenner
A speakable version of Sophocles's Philoctetes: as it were, after 25 years, a sequel to Pound's The Women of Trachis. -- The New York Times Book Review
The Boston Book Review
A boon for classicists and general readers alike. For the reader who comes to tragedy for the first time, these translations are eminently 'accessible.'. . . For the classicist, these versions constitute an ambitious reinterpretation of traditional masterpieces.
The New Yorker
A two-year project to publish the corpus of classical Greek drama in translations by an impressive array of contemporary poets. It may not be long before anyone who mentions that he is reading Sophocles in Greek can expect to be told, "Oh but you simply 'must' read it in translation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812234459
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Series:
Penn Greek Drama Series
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 8.44(h) x 1.03(d)

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