The Complete Greek Tragedies: A Centennial Edition

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"These authoritative translations consign all other complete collections to the wastebasket."—Robert Brustein, The New Republic

"This is it. No qualifications. Go out and buy it everybody."—Kenneth Rexroth, The Nation

"The translations deliberately avoid the highly wrought and affectedly poetic; their idiom is contemporary....They have life and speed and suppleness of phrase."—Times Education Supplement

"These translations belong to our time. A...

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Overview

"These authoritative translations consign all other complete collections to the wastebasket."—Robert Brustein, The New Republic

"This is it. No qualifications. Go out and buy it everybody."—Kenneth Rexroth, The Nation

"The translations deliberately avoid the highly wrought and affectedly poetic; their idiom is contemporary....They have life and speed and suppleness of phrase."—Times Education Supplement

"These translations belong to our time. A keen poetic sensibility repeatedly quickens them; and without this inner fire the most academically flawless rendering is dead."—Warren D. Anderson, American Oxonian

"The critical commentaries and the versions themselves...are fresh, unpretentious, above all, functional."—Commonweal

"Grene is one of the great translators."—Conor Cruise O'Brien, London Sunday Times

"Richmond Lattimore is that rara avis in our age, the classical scholar who is at the same time an accomplished poet."—Dudley Fitts, New York Times Book Review

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Editorial Reviews

New Republic
"This translation is to our time what Pope's translation of Homer was to the eighteenth century: a free rendering of Greek into an English which corresponds to the highest standards of English poetry at the time." --The New Republic
Booknews
A text for students in computer science, engineering, or mathematics, and assuming a working knowledge of college level mathematics and a computer programming language. It develops the concepts and algorithmic techniques for the generation of sophisticated computer graphics, and covers topics such as fractals, 3D, and animation. Published by Franklin Beedle & Associates Inc., 4521 Campus Drive #327, Irvine CA 92715-9877. This Centennial Edition amends the esteemed earlier Grene and v.1, Aeschylus (30764-6, $27.50); v.2, Sophocles (30765-4, $32); v.3, Euripides (30766-2, $40); and v.4, Euripides (30767-0, $37.50). Lattimore editions of the Greek tragedies to include new translations by Grene of Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone as well as Grene's revision of his translation of Prometheus bound, rendering in verse some of the earlier prose sections. The remaining plays are in the original translations. There are introductions by Lattimore to Aeschylus' Oresteia trilogy and to Euripides as a playwright, and by Grene to Sophocles' three Theban plays; brief critical commentaries precede other plays as well. The volumes are available individually: Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226307633
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 5/17/2000
  • Edition description: Centennial ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 2124
  • Product dimensions: 7.23 (w) x 10.11 (h) x 7.28 (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

VOL. I: Aeschylus: Oresteia (Agamemnon, Libation Bearers, and The Eumenides), The Suppliant Maidens, The Persians, Seven Against Thebes, and Prometheus Bound.

VOL. II: Sophocles: Oedipus the Kind, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone, Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, and Philoctetes.

VOL. III: Euripedes: Alcestis, Medea, Heracleidae, Hippolytus, Cyclops, Heracles, Iphigenia in Tauris, Helen, Hecuba, Andromache, The Trojan Women.

VOL. IV: Euripedes: Ion, Rhesus, the Suppliant Women, Orestes, Iphigenia in Aulis, Electra, Phoenician Women, The Bacchae.

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