Euripides, Volume 1

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University of Chicago Press, 1955 - Poetry - 220 pages
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In nine paperback volumes, the Grene and Lattimore editions offer the most comprehensive selection of the Greek tragedies available in English. Over the years these authoritative, critically acclaimed editions have been the preferred choice of over three million readers for personal libraries and individual study as well as for classroom use.

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Review: Euripides 1: Alcestis/The Medea/The Heracleidae/Hippolytus

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Review: Euripides 1: Alcestis/The Medea/The Heracleidae/Hippolytus

User Review  - Ariel Lynn - Goodreads

The stories themselves were a little bland, & the editors' explanations prior to each play spoiled it for me; instead of reacting to the play without bias, the introduction told me what to expect ... Read full review

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About the author (1955)

Euripides was born in Attica, Greece probably in 480 B.C. He was the youngest of the three principal fifth-century tragic poets. In his youth he cultivated gymnastic pursuits and studied philosophy and rhetoric. Soon after he received recognition for a play that he had written, Euripides left Athens for the court of Archelaus, king of Macedonia. Fragments of about fifty-five plays survive. Among his best-known plays are Alcestis, Medea and Philoctetes, Electra, Iphigenia in Tauris, The Trojan Women, and Iphigenia in Aulis Iphigenia. He died in Athens in 406 B.C.

Richmond Lattimore (1906–1984) was a poet, translator, and longtime professor of Greek at Bryn Mawr College.

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