Greek Tragedies, Volume 2

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David Grene, Richmond Lattimore
University of Chicago Press, 1960 - Literary Criticism - 294 pages
31 Reviews
In three paperback volumes, the Grene and Lattimore editions offer a selection of the most important and characteristic plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides from the nine-volume anthology of The Complete Greek Tragedies. Over the years these authoritative, critically acclaimed editions have been the preferred choice of more than three million readers for personal libraries and individual study as well as for classroom use.

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Review: Agamemnon, Prometheus Bound, Oedipus the King, Antigone & Hippolytus (The Complete Greek Tragedies: U of Chicago Press #1)

User Review  - Jenn - Goodreads

The translation is clunky and the notes are sparse. I recently read Svarlien's translation of Medea and found it more enjoyable than I did this set of plays. Read full review

Review: Agamemnon, Prometheus Bound, Oedipus the King, Antigone & Hippolytus (The Complete Greek Tragedies: U of Chicago Press #1)

User Review  - Morgan Blayney - Goodreads

I read Antigone and Prometheus Bound, and both plays were ok. However, the Getty Villa production of Prometheus Bound was great. So maybe I should see Antigone somewhere to improve my opinion of it. Read full review

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About the author (1960)

David Grene (1913–2002) taught classics for many years at the University of Chicago. He was a founding member of the Committee on Social Thought and coedited the University of Chicago Press’s prestigious series The Complete Greek Tragedies.

Richmond Lattimore, whose rerings of the" Iliad "and the "Odyssey of Homer," the odes of Pindar, and the plays of Aeschylus, Euripides, and Aristophanes set new standards for Greek translations, was for many years Professor of Greek at Bryn Mawr. His honors include awards from the National Institute of Arts and Letters and the American Council of Learned Societies. He died in 1984.

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