By Sophocles, Richmond Lattimore, David Grene, Mark Griffith, Glenn W. Most
Sixty years in the past, the collage of Chicago Press undertook a momentous undertaking: a brand new translation of the Greek tragedies that may be the final word source for lecturers, scholars, and readers. They succeeded. less than the specialist administration of eminent classicists David Grene and Richmond Lattimore, these translations mixed accuracy, poetic immediacy, and readability of presentation to render the surviving masterpieces of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides in an English so energetic and compelling that they continue to be the normal translations. this present day, Chicago is taking pains to make sure that our Greek tragedies stay the prime English-language models in the course of the twenty-first century.
In this hugely expected 3rd version, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. so much have conscientiously up to date the translations to convey them even in the direction of the traditional Greek whereas preserving the vibrancy for which our English models are recognized. This variation additionally contains brand-new translations of Euripides’ Medea, the kids of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia one of the Taurians, fragments of misplaced performs by means of Aeschylus, and the surviving section of Sophocles’s satyr-drama The Trackers. New introductions for every play provide crucial information regarding its first construction, plot, and reception in antiquity and past. additionally, each one quantity contains an creation to the existence and paintings of its tragedian, in addition to notes addressing textual uncertainties and a thesaurus of names and areas pointed out within the plays.
In addition to the recent content material, the volumes were reorganized either inside of and among volumes to mirror the main up to date scholarship at the order during which the performs have been initially written. the result's a suite of good-looking paperbacks destined to introduce new generations of readers to those foundational works of Western drama, artwork, and existence.