By Richmond Lattimore, David Grene, Mark Griffith, Glenn W. Most
Greek Tragedies, quantity II includes Aeschylus’s “The Libation Bearers,” translated by way of Richmond Lattimore; Sophocles’s “Electra,” translated through David Grene; Euripides’s “Iphigenia one of the Taurians,” translated by means of Anne Carson; Euripides’s “Electra,” translated by way of Emily Townsend Vermeule; and Euripides’s “The Trojan Women,” translated by way of Richmond Lattimore.
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 specialist 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 vigorous 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 major English-language types in the course of the twenty-first century.
In this hugely expected 3rd version, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. so much have conscientiously up to date the translations to convey them even towards the traditional Greek whereas holding the vibrancy for which our English models 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 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. furthermore, every one quantity comprises an creation to the lifestyles 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 hot 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 lifestyles.