By Richmond Lattimore, David Grene, Mark Griffith, Glenn W. Most
Greek Tragedies, quantity III includes Aeschylus’s “The Eumenides,” translated through Richmond Lattimore; Sophocles’s “Philoctetes,” translated by means of David Grene; Sophocles’s “Oedipus at Colonus,” translated by way of Robert Fitzgerald; Euripides’s “The Bacchae,” translated via William Arrowsmith; and Euripides’s “Alecestis,” translated via Richmond Lattimore.
Sixty years in the past, the collage of Chicago Press undertook a momentous venture: a brand new translation of the Greek tragedies that might be the final word source for lecturers, scholars, and readers. They succeeded. lower 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 vigorous and compelling that they continue to be the traditional translations. this day, Chicago is taking pains to make sure that our Greek tragedies stay the best English-language types 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 convey them even in the direction of the traditional Greek whereas maintaining the vibrancy for which our English types are recognized. 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 means 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. additionally, each one quantity contains an advent to the existence and paintings of its tragedian, in addition to notes addressing textual uncertainties and a thesaurus of names and locations pointed out within the plays.
In addition to the recent content material, the volumes were reorganized either inside and among volumes to mirror the main updated scholarship at the order within 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 existence.