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Overview


The Grene and Lattimore edition of the Greek tragedies has been among the most widely acclaimed and successful publications of the University of Chicago Press. On the occasion of the Centennial of the University of Chicago and its Press, we take pleasure in reissuing this complete work in a handsome four-volume slipcased edition as well as in redesigned versions of the familiar paperbacks.

For the Centennial Edition two of the original translations have been replaced. In the original publication David Grene translated only one of the three Theban plays, Oedipus the King. Now he has added his own translations of the remaining two, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone, thus bringing a new unity of tone and style to this group. Grene has also revised his earlier translation of Prometheus Bound and rendered some of the former prose sections in verse. These new translations replace the originals included in the paperback volumes Sophocles I (which contains all three Theban plays), Aeschylus II, Greek Tragedies, Volume I, and Greek Tragedies, Volume III, all of which are now being published in second editions.

All other volumes contain the translations of the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides for the most part from the original versions first published in the 1940s and 1950s. These translations have been the choice of generations of teachers and students, selling in the past forty years over three million copies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226307657
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1992
  • Series: Complete Greek Tragedies Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 472
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

David Grene (1913–2002) taught classics for many years at the University of Chicago. He was a founding member of the Committee on Social Thought and coedited the University of Chicago Press’s prestigious series The Complete Greek Tragedies.

Richmond Lattimore (1906–1984) was a poet, translator, and longtime professor of Greek at Bryn Mawr College.

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Table of Contents


General Introduction to "The Theban Plays"
David Grene

Oedipus and the King
David Grene
 
Oedipus at Colonus
David Grene
 
Antigone
David Grene
 
Introduction to Ajax
John Moore
 
Ajax
John Moore
 
Introduction to The Women of Trachis
Michael Jameson
 
The Women of Trachis
Michael Jameson
 
Introduction to Electra
David Grene
 
Electra
David Grene
 
Introduction to Philoctetes
David Grene
 
Philoctetes
David Grene
 

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