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

 

Sixty years in the past, the collage of Chicago Press undertook a momentous undertaking: a brand new translation of the Greek tragedies that will be the final word source for lecturers, scholars, and readers. They succeeded. less 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 traditional translations. at the present time, Chicago is taking pains to make sure that our Greek tragedies stay the top English-language models during the twenty-first century.

 

In this hugely expected 3rd version, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. such a lot have conscientiously up to date the translations to convey them even toward the traditional Greek whereas protecting the vibrancy for which our English types are well-known. This version additionally contains brand-new translations of Euripides’ Medea, The kids of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia one of the Taurians, fragments of misplaced performs by way of Aeschylus, and the surviving component of Sophocles’s satyr-drama The Trackers. New introductions for every play supply crucial information regarding its first creation, plot, and reception in antiquity and past. additionally, 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 recent content material, the volumes were reorganized either inside of and among volumes to mirror the main updated 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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