Aeschylus I: The Persians, The Seven Against Thebes, The by Aeschylus,David Grene,Richmond Lattimore,Mark Griffith,Glenn

Greek Roman Literature

By Aeschylus,David Grene,Richmond Lattimore,Mark Griffith,Glenn W. Most

Aeschylus I comprises “The Persians,” translated via Seth Benardete; “The Seven opposed to Thebes,” translated by way of David Grene; “The Suppliant Maidens,” translated by way of Seth Benardete; and “Prometheus Bound,” translated via David Grene.

 

Sixty years in the past, the collage of Chicago Press undertook a momentous venture: a brand new translation of the Greek tragedies that may be the last word source for academics, scholars, and readers. They succeeded. lower than the professional administration of eminent classicists David Grene and Richmond Lattimore, these translations mixed accuracy, poetic immediacy, and readability of presentation to render the surviving masterpieces of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides in an English so full of life and compelling that they continue to be the normal translations. this present day, Chicago is taking pains to make sure that our Greek tragedies stay the prime English-language types during the twenty-first century.

 

In this hugely expected 3rd variation, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. such a lot have rigorously up to date the translations to carry them even in the direction of the traditional Greek whereas preserving the vibrancy for which our English types are well-known. This variation additionally comprises brand-new translations of Euripides’ Medea, The kids of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia one of the Taurians, fragments of misplaced performs by means of Aeschylus, and the surviving section of Sophocles’s satyr-drama The Trackers. New introductions for every play supply crucial information regarding its first construction, plot, and reception in antiquity and past. furthermore, every one quantity contains an creation to the lifestyles and paintings of its tragedian, in addition to notes addressing textual uncertainties and a thesaurus of names and areas pointed out within the plays.

 

In addition to the recent content material, the volumes were reorganized either inside of and among volumes to mirror the main up to date scholarship at the order within which the performs have been initially written. the result's a collection of good-looking paperbacks destined to introduce new generations of readers to those foundational works of Western drama, paintings, and life.

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