1, please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Greek Tragedies, Vol. 1 .. Oedipus the King – Sophocles – translated by David Grene – five stars. Antigone. Greek Tragedies, Volume 1. Front Cover. David Grene, Richmond Lattimore. University of Chicago Press, – Literary Criticism – pages. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Greek Tragedies, Volume 1 | In three paperback volumes, the David Grene · Richmond Lattimore. Abstract. In three paperback volumes, the Grene and Lattimore editions offer a selection of the most.
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Hippolytus Complete Greek Tragedies. However, these translations are remarkably easy to grasp and beautifully rendered. Showing of 2 reviews. Preview — Greek Tragedies, Vol. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Published February 24th by University of Chicago Press first published Although, it doesnt make davix how the three books by Sophocles were separated and only two are here, still the translators are great and clear. The Hippolytus is a display of divine cruelty and injustice even in the structure of justice that functions in Greek religious, political and social thought.
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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The five plays collected here are selected from The Complete Greek Tragedies – 4 Vol Set — trxgedies they are the greatest hits. Oedipus the King is recognizably an interesting play, but I found it hard to enjoy, because the entire plot is so well known. Since it was my first time reading the story the ending for me was not what I predicted which further advanced my opinion of this being tragediies good read.
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I intend to read the rest of the tragedies in the series, not only for the en It’s tough to give a balanced review on this book, considering that it contains 5 separate plays-by three separate authors. Visit our Help Pages. About Contact News Giving to the Press. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. May 10, James Swenson rated it really liked it. Most have carefully updated the translations to bring them even closer to the ancient Greek while retaining the vibrancy for which our English versions are famous.
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Learn more about Amazon Prime. The only drawback is the three plays comprising Aeschylus’s Oreisteia are spread over all three volumes grefk the Theban Plays of Sophocles are spread over Volumes 1 and 3.
My favorite translator of the tragedies. In addition, each volume includes an introduction to the life and work of its tragedian, as well as notes addressing textual uncertainties and a glossary of names and places mentioned in the plays.
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Background volumd of Greek mythology is pretty helpful as well, I personally read Hamilton while reading this. Agamemnon, Prometheus Bound; Sophocles: Agamemnon, Prometheus Bound; Sophocles: So maybe I should see Grenee somewhere to improve my opinion of it. I recently read Svarlien’s translation of Medea and found it more enjoyable than I did this set of plays. Write a customer review. Grene does a very poor job – I compared him line-by-line to a few others.
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Mark GriffithGlenn W. Prometheus Bound is one of those overlooked tragedies that nonetheless has a lot of significance underlying its plot structure. That being said, I definitely enjoyed Antigone the most. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.
I read Antigone and Prometheus Bound, and both plays were ok. Most of the stories I was already familiar with, and some I had even read before, but I think my favorite was Antigone-I actually got caught up in greeek climax in the end, which I generally wasn’t expecting. I prefer tragedies or at least histories to comedies when it comes to plays anyway, and these have some really great lines.