By Euripides, Richmond Lattimore, David Grene, Mark Griffith, Glenn W. Most
Euripides V contains the performs “The Bacchae,” translated by means of William Arrowsmith; “Iphigenia in Aulis,” translated by way of Charles R. Walker; “The Cyclops,” translated via William Arrowsmith; and “Rhesus,” translated by means of Richmond Lattimore.
Sixty years in the past, the college of Chicago Press undertook a momentous venture: a brand new translation of the Greek tragedies that may be the final word source for lecturers, scholars, and readers. They succeeded. below 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 energetic and compelling that they continue to be the normal translations. this day, Chicago is taking pains to make sure that our Greek tragedies stay the top English-language types during the twenty-first century.
In this hugely expected 3rd variation, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. such a lot have conscientiously up to date the translations to deliver them even in the direction of the traditional Greek whereas keeping the vibrancy for which our English types are well-known. This variation additionally comprises brand-new translations of Euripides’ Medea, the youngsters of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia one of the Taurians, fragments of misplaced performs by way of Aeschylus, and the surviving part of Sophocles’s satyr-drama The Trackers. New introductions for every play provide crucial information regarding its first creation, plot, and reception in antiquity and past. furthermore, each one quantity contains an creation to the existence and paintings of its tragedian, in addition to notes addressing textual uncertainties and a word list of names and locations pointed out within the plays.
In addition to the hot 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 existence.
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