Greek Tragedies, Volume 2

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David Grene, Richmond Alexander Lattimore
University of Chicago Press, 1960 - Literary Criticism - 294 pages
24 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: Greek Tragedies, Vol. 1: Aeschylus: Agamemnon, Prometheus Bound; Sophocles: Oedipus the King, Antigone; Euripides: Hippolytus (The Complete Greek Tragedies: University of Chicago Press #1)

User Review  - Katherine - Goodreads

Really disliking Grene's translation of Agamemnon. Minimal notes and extremely flowery language. Read full review

Review: Greek Tragedies, Vol. 2: Aeschylus: The Libation Bearers; Sophocles: Electra; Euripides: Iphigenia in Tauris, Electra, The Trojan Women (The Complete Greek Tragedies: University of Chicago Press #2)

User Review  - Barbara - Goodreads

I'm sticking with the on-line Ian Johnston translation of the Oreistia, in this case The Libation Bearers.... It was short and quick; direct. Definitely a middle to a story. 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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