Tragedies, Volume 1: Trojan Women, Thyestes, Phaedra, Medea, Agamemnon / Edition 1

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Overview

The volume includes Trojan Women, Thyestes, Phaedra, Medea, and Agamemnon, plus a preface.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Editorial Reviews

Classical Outlook

Slavitt's ability is clearly in evidence... These translations are rendered in lucid, contemporary English, bringing before us the atrocities, horrors, and grotesqueries of Imperial Rome.

Times Literary Supplement

Slavitt's translation is... lively and sometimes witty.

Queen's Quarterly

A good, sensational Senecan read.

Booknews
In lively renditions into contemporary english, editor and translator Slavitt makes Seneca (4 B.C.-65 A.D.) accessible and appealing to modern readers. The volume includes five of the extant tragedies--Trojan women, Thyestes, Phaedra, Medea, and Agamemnon--plus a preface. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801843099
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/1992
  • Series: Complete Roman Drama in Translation Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.95 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

David R. Slavitt, poet, novelist, critic, and journalist, has published more than fifty books. His translations include the Metamorphoses of Ovid, The Fables of Avianus, the "Eclogues" and "Georgics" of Virgil, and Seneca: The Tragedies, Vols. 1 and 2, all available from Johns Hopkins.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Table of Contents

Preface vii
Trojan Women (Troades) 1
Thyestes 43
Phaedra 85
Medea 131
Agamemnon 171
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