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 ยท Richmond Lattimore. Abstract. In three paperback volumes, the Grene and Lattimore editions offer a selection of the most.

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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. A solid three stars. There’s all you need in Greek tragedy right here in one book Agamemnon, Prometheus Bound; Sophocles: I registered a book at BookCrossing.

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Background knowledge of Greek mythology is pretty helpful as well, I personally read Hamilton greem reading this. For anyone picking up this particular edition, if you start with Agamemnon, you might be put off rather quickly. A very compelling read! 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.

It leaves Oedipus feeling hopeless in his circumstances. MostDavid Greneand Richmond Lattimore.

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Oedipus the King is recognizably an interesting play, but I found it hard to enjoy, because the entire plot is so well known. My favorite translator of the tragedies. I’d like to read this book volumw Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. There is a lot of valuable cultural insight in this volume, and some of the plot lines will keep you scratching your head for days. The questions posed by this story from a perspective of fate really reinforced during its time that no matter what you do the gods always have their way. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. It is no surprise that Prometheus should rail against his torturers I recently read and reviewed the Oresteia of Aeschylustranslated by Richmond Lattimore.


Agammemnon by Aechylus You may sacrifice your daughter but the sins of your father may come back to haunt you. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. University of Chicago Press: Share your thoughts with other customers. Euripides Vol 1 Euripides. 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.

Get to Know Us. These can be used well by high school or college students. Oedipus the King, Antigone; Euripides: Over the years these authoritative, critically acclaimed editions have been the preferred choice of more than three million readers for personal l 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.

Under the expert management of eminent classicists David Grene and Richmond Lattimore, those translations combined accuracy, poetic immediacy, and clarity of presentation to render the surviving masterpieces of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides in an English so lively and compelling that they remain the standard translations.

Yes, I did enjoy reading these plays but I was more in awe by their production.

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Customers who bought this item also bought. It has five of the greatest surviving Greek tragedies from three of the most famous playwrights of the ancient world. David Grene taught classics for many years at the University of Chicago. You that live in my ancestral Thebes, behold this Oedipus,- him who knew the famous riddles and was a man most masterful; not a citizen who did not look with envy on his lot- see him now and see the breakers of misfortune swallow him!


I intend to read the rest of the tragedies in the series, not only for the entertainment that the stories themselves provide, but also the literary significance these works represent. Quotes from Greek Tragedies, Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Professor Vandiver describes in detail costuming, stage sets and how these plays might have been performed.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. The translation is clunky and the notes are sparse.

And it just wasn’t one play that Aeshylus, Sophocles or Euripedes created. While most of the tragedies are fairly pious, this one is iconoclastic. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. May volkme, Heather Palmer marked it as to-read. Agamemnon, Prometheus Bound; Sophocles: Write a customer review.

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Jan 02, Danielle Mccormick rated it really liked it Shelves: So maybe I should see Antigone somewhere to improve my opinion of volhme. However, these translations are remarkably easy to grasp and beautifully rendered. Not much if anything in the way of notes, but the introduction is fantastic and the text is very readable without stepping on the original intent of the Greek. Mar 01, Joe Spencer rated it it was amazing.