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The Oresteia: Agamemnon, the Libation-Bearers & the Furies
Aeschylus
0140443339
February 1984
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, Greek (translation)


Four Greek Plays
Dudley Fitts
015602795X
Nov 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
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.


Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Greek --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Aeschylus, 1: Oresteia (The Penn Greek Drama Series), Vol. 1
David Grene (Editor)
0226307786
December 1983
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
"These authoritative translations consign all other complete collections to the wastebasket."--Robert Brustein, The New Republic

"This is it. No qualifications. Go out and buy it everybody."--Kenneth Rexroth, The Nation

"The translations deliberately avoid the highly wrought and affectedly poetic; their idiom is contemporary....They have life and speed and suppleness of phrase."--Times Education Supplement

"These translations belong to our time. A keen poetic sensibility repeatedly quickens them; and without this inner fire the most academically flawless rendering is dead."--Warren D. Anderson, American Oxonian

"The critical commentaries and the versions themselves...are fresh, unpretentious, above all, functional."--Commonweal

"Grene is one of the...


Five Great Greek Tragedies
Euripides
0486436209
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Five of the greatest, most studied, and most performed Greek tragedies, each in an outstanding translation, include: Oedipus Rex and Electra by Sophocles (translated by George Young), in which the much-admired playwright explores the individual’s search for truth and self-knowledge; Medea and Bacchae by Euripides (translated by Henry Hart Milman), favorites with modern audiences for their psychological subtlety and the humanity of their characters; and Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus (translated by George Thomson), a monumental work that examines relations between humans and the gods.


Prometheus Bound and Other Plays: The Suppliants/ Seven Against Thebes/ The Persians/ Prometheus Bound
Aeschylus
0140441123
August 1961
Paperback
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Aeschylus: Volume 2 (Agamemnon, Libation-Bearers, Eumenides, Fragments) (Loeb Classical Library)
Aeschylus
0674991613
December 1930
Hardcover
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The Complete Greek Tragedies, Volume 1 : Aeschylus (Complete Greek Tragedies)
David Grene (Editor), Richmond Lattimore (Editor)
0226307646
August 1, 1992
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Grene and Lattimore edition of the Greek tragedies has been among the most widely acclaimed and successful publications of the University of Chicago Press. On the occasion of the Centennial of the University of Chicago and its Press, we take pleasure in reissuing this complete work in a handsome four-volume slipcased edition as well as in redesigned versions of the familiar paperbacks.

For the Centennial Edition two of the original translations have been replaced. In the original publication David Grene translated only one of the three Theban plays, Oedipus the King. Now he has added his own translations of the remaining two, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone, thus bringing a new unity of tone and style to this group. Grene has also revised his earlier translation of Prometheus...


Oresteia
Aeschylus
0192832816
Sept 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The Oresteia is the only trilogy of tragedy plays to survive from Ancient Greece. Agamemnon, Libation Bearers, and Eumenides have established the enduring themes of Greek tragedy--the inexorable nature of Fate, the relationship between justice, revenge, and religion. In this family history,
Fate and the gods decree that each generation will repeat the crimes and endure the suffering of their forebears. When Agamemnon is murdered by his wife, Clytemnestra, their son Orestes must avenge his father's death. Only Orestes' appeal to the goddess Athena saves him from his mother's Furies,
breaking the bloody chain; together gods and humans inaugurate a way of just conduct that will ensure stable families and a strong community.

The Oresteia is majestic as theater and as literature, and this new translation...


Aeschylus II, Vol. 2
Aeschylus
0226307948
January 1991
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
The Grene and Lattimore edition of the Greek tragedies has been among the most widely acclaimed and successful publications of the University of Chicago Press. On the occasion of the Centennial of the University of Chicago and its Press, we take pleasure in reissuing this complete work in a handsome four-volume slipcased edition as well as in redesigned versions of the familiar paperbacks.

For the Centennial Edition two of the original translations have been replaced. In the original publication David Grene translated only one of the three Theban plays, Oedipus the King. Now he has added his own translations of the remaining two, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone, thus bringing a new unity of tone and style to this group. Grene has also revised his earlier translation of Prometheus...


Prometheus Bound
Aeschylus
0195061659
February 1990
Paperback
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Book Description
The titanic and tragic figure of Prometheus, so familiar to readers of Goethe, Shelley, or Karl Marx, continues to capture the modern imagination. In fact, a simplified image of Prometheus--an image that has little to do with the complex figure created by Aeschylus--has become more prominent and influential than the play itself. For readers accustomed to the relatively undramatic standard translations of the play, this version by James Scully, a poet and winner of the Lamont Poetry Prize, and C. John Herington, one of the world's foremost Aeschylean scholars, will come as a revelation. Scully and Herington accentuate the play's true power, drama, and relevance to modern times. Aeschylus originally wrote Prometheus Bound as part of a tragic trilogy, and this translation is unique in including the extant fragments of...


Seven Against Thebes
Aeschylus
0195070070
Jan 1991
Paperback
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Book Description
The formidable talents of Anthony Hecht, one of the most gifted of contemporary American poets, and Helen Bacon, a classical scholar, are here brought to bear on this vibrant translation of Aeschylus' much underrated tragedy The Seven Against Thebes. The third and only remaining play in a
trilogy dealing with related events, The Seven Against Thebes tells the story of the Argive attempt to claim the Kingdom of Thebes, and of the deaths of the brothers Eteocles and Polyneices, each by the others hand. Long dismissed by critics as ritualistic and lacking in dramatic tension, Seven
Against Thebes is revealed by Hecht and Bacon as a work of great unity and drama, one exceptionally rich in symbolism and imagery.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original...


Persians
Aeschylus
0195070089
Apr 1991
Paperback
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Book Description
The Persians, Aeschylus' earliest surviving tragedy, holds a fascination both for readers of Greek drama and Greek history. Not only is it the earliest existing play in the Western tradition, it is drawn directly from the playwright's own experiences at the battle of Salamis, making it the
only account of the Persian Wars composed by an eyewitness. And as pure tragedy, it is a masterpiece. Aeschylus tells the story of the war from the Persian point of view, and his pride in the great victory of Greeks is tempered with a real compassion for Xerxes and his vanquished nation. Lembke
and Harrington have rendered this stunning work in a modern translation that loses none of the original's dramatic juxtaposition of serenity and violence, hope and despair.

Language Notes
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Aeschylus: Agamemnon (Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama)
Aeschylus, et al
0521010756
November 6, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama is a series of new translations which are faithful to the original Greek plays in content and tone, but which have the immediacy of modern English. The series aims to enable both Classics students and Drama students, and indeed anyone with an interest in the theatre, to approach Classical plays with confidence and understanding. Agamemnon is the seventh title in the series, and is aimed primarily at A-level and undergraduate students in the UK, and college students in North America. A full commentary is provided which runs alongside the translation. It includes useful notes and questions to encourage discussion on the themes and dramatic qualities of the text, and also more practical issues of staging and performance. Features of the book include notes on pronunciation of...


The Oresteia: Agamemnon, the Libation-Bearers & the Furies
Aeschylus
0486292428
September 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
Classic trilogy by great tragedian deals with the bloody history of the House of Atreus. Grand in style, rich in diction and dramatic dialogue, the plays embody Aeschylus’ concerns with the destiny and fate of both individuals and the state, all played out under the watchful eye of the gods.


The Oresteia of Aeschylus : A New Translation by Ted Hughes
Ted Hughes
0374527059
September 4, 2000
Paperback
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Ron smith, Richmond Times-Dispatch
"To release the play's...power Hughes has transformed...commentary into raw horror and agonizing ethical dilemma . . . like Hughes' best poems."

Review
"Aeschylus, the fifth-century BC Attic tragedian, is famous for his knottiness, his clotted images and riddling compund words. Ted Hughes,, in his postunously published translation of the Orestes trilogy, unites the knots and unpacks the compunded thoughts."--Gary Wills, The New York Times Book Review

"Hughes's translation conveys a sense of the menacing stength of Aeschylus' poetry....Anyone who hears it or reads it will realize that there is much more to Greek drama than verbiage and literary virtuosity"--Mary Lefkowitz, Washington Times

"Hughes's rendering of this appalling story...


The Oresteia
Alan Shapiro
019513592X
Oct 2004
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Book Description
Aeschylus' Oresteia, the only ancient tragic trilogy to survive, is one of the great foundational texts of Western culture. It begins with Agamemnon, which describes Agamemnon's return from the Trojan War and his murder at the hands of his wife Clytemnestra, continues with her murder by their
son Orestes in Libation Bearers, and concludes with Orestes' acquittal at a court founded by Athena in Eumenides. The trilogy thus traces the evolution of justice in human society from blood vengeance to the rule of law, Aeschylus' contribution to a Greek legend steeped in murder, adultery, human
sacrifice, cannibalism, and endless intrigue. This new translation is faithful to the strangeness of the original Greek and to its enduring human truth, expressed in language remarkable for poetic intensity, rich metaphorical...


The Oresteia: Agamemnon, the Libation-Bearers & the Furies
Aeschylus
0872203905
September 1998
Textbook Paperback
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Peter Burian, Duke University
I have enjoyed reading Meineck's Oresteia enormously. This is not a poet's version, but a translation for the stage by an experienced man of the theater. Its virtues are very real, and, though Meineck makes them seem easy, very hard to achieve. The idiom is contemporary without yielding to the siren song of gimmicky updating; it manages to be clear without betraying Aeschylus' complexity or sacrificing his intricate imagery. What makes it effective on stage makes it work on the page, too. With the added guidance of Helene Foley's characteristically intelligent Introduction and Meineck's own crisp annotation and full stage directions, this translation offers the most approachable and in many ways most communicative Oresteia now available. It will be the Oresteia of choice for many teachers and their...


The Stagecraft of Aeschylus
Oliver Taplin
0198144865
Jan 1990
Paperback
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Book Description
In this book, Taplin looks for clues to Aeschylus's stagecraft in the texts of the plays themselves, analyzing the exits and entrances that occur throughout his works.


Oresteian Trilogy
Aeschylus
0140440674
December 1956
Paperback
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A Genealogical Chart of Greek Mythology
Timothy Gantz (Foreword), et al
0807827908
June 30, 2003
Hardcover
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Choice, December 2003
"The Newmans' chart . . . should be in any collection supporting research in classical studies."

Review
"A major contribution to our understanding of how ancient Greeks organized the vast corpus of figures constituting what we call Greek mythology.
(Timothy Gantz, from the Foreword)"

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