Four Greek Plays

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Dudley Fitts
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1988 - Drama - 324 pages
A collection of four timeless plays: Agamemnon by Aeschylus, translated by Louis MacNeice; Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, translated by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald; Alcestis by Euripides, translated by Fitts and Fitzgerald; and The Birds by Aristophanes, translated by Fitts. Introductory Note by each translator; Index.
 

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Contents

OEDIPUS REX
69
CONTENTS
77
ODE I
94
ODE II
109
ODE IV
123
Notes
137
ALCESTIS
141
CONTENTS
149
THE BIRDS
201
CONTENTS
207
PARODOS
220
PARABASIS I
241
PARABASIS II
260
choral interlude
278
Notes
292
Index of Names
297

STASIMON II
166
KOMMOS
183

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Dudley Fitts (1903-1968), a renowned poet, critic, and translator, authored and translated over 20 books. One of the preeminent twentieth century scholars of Greek literature, his English translations of the ancient Greek classics are much praised for their accessibility and their appeal to contemporary readers.

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