The Greek Plays


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This outstanding collection also offers short biographies of the playwrights, enlightening and clarifying introductions to the plays, and helpful annotations at the bottom of each page. A detailed time line of the dramas, as well as a list of adaptations of Greek drama to literature, stage, and film from the time of Seneca to the present, helps chart the history of Greek tragedy and illustrate its influence on our culture from the Roman Empire to the present day. There is a freshness and pungency in these new translations that should last a long time. I admire also the introductions to the plays and the biographies and annotations provided.

This seems to me a helpful light into our gathering darkness. Sophocles, the Greek tragic dramatist, was born at Colonus near Athens about B.

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Although hopelessness and misfortune plague the… More about Sophocles. Aeschylus was born of a noble family near Athens in BC. He took part in the Persian Wars and… More about Aeschylus. Little is known of the life of Euripides. He was born about B. Thanks to these sixteen brilliant new renditions by five leading scholar-translators, the three great Athenian masters of tragic drama, Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, speak to us once again in powerfully contemporary accents on such fundamental issues as gender, religion, and democratic politics.

This engaging compilation imbues all the ancient plays within its pages with new life by offering rich, informative historical, literary, and cultural context and fresh, accessible translations by some of the most talented classicists working in the field today. Read An Excerpt. Paperback —.

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Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item A landmark anthology of the masterpieces of Greek drama, featuring all-new, highly accessible translations of some of the world's most beloved plays, including Agamemnon, Prometheus Bound, Bacchae, Electra, Medea, Antigone, and Oedipus the King. Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.


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