Aeschylus II: The Oresteia (The Complete Greek Tragedies) by Aeschylus,David Grene,Richmond Lattimore,Mark Griffith,Glenn

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

Aeschylus II comprises “The Oresteia,” translated via Richmond Lattimore, and fragments of “Proteus,” translated by way of Mark Griffith.

 

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 final word source for academics, 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 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 models through 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 carry them even in the direction of the traditional Greek whereas conserving the vibrancy for which our English types are recognized. This version additionally comprises brand-new translations of Euripides’ Medea, The youngsters of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia one of the Taurians, fragments of misplaced performs through Aeschylus, and the surviving element 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. additionally, every one quantity contains an advent to the existence and paintings of its tragedian, in addition to notes addressing textual uncertainties and a word list 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 during which the performs have been initially written. the result's a suite of good-looking paperbacks destined to introduce new generations of readers to those foundational works of Western drama, artwork, and life.

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