Greek Tragedies Vol. 3 by David Grene

Greek Tragedies Vol. 3

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. Over the years these authoritative, critically acclaimed editions have been the preferred choice of more than three million readers for personal libraries and individual study as well as for classroom use.


Details Greek Tragedies Vol. 3

TitleGreek Tragedies Vol. 3
ISBN9780226307916
Author
Release DateFeb 15th, 1992
PublisherUniversity Of Chicago Press
LanguageEnglish
GenreClassics, Plays, Drama, Fiction, Fantasy, Mythology
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Reviews Greek Tragedies Vol. 3

  • Diana
    2012-11-10
    Everyone should read Greek Tragedies if not for at least the ability to write hilarious Oedipus quotes on mother's day cards (if you have that sort of black humour) and to make jokes about getting your anagorisis. It's nice to experience the origin of the "fatal flaw" horribly misinterpreted by Shakespeare teachers the world over (Greeks saw this as "to miss" something - hamartia - like Oedipus just not getting the signs that maybe he was in an u...
  • Dave Holcomb
    2014-11-08
    A set of good, clear translations, with a minimum of the "cute" modern slang that has begun to creep into many translations of classical literature, presumably in an effort to make it more palatable to college students. A couple of observations about the pieces included in this volume:Euripides' "Bacchae" is a the "Psycho" of Greek drama, almost Jacobean in the lavish application of gore and insanity; his "Alcestis", meanwhile, is oddly unsatisfy...
  • Elise
    2010-07-26
    Finished the Eumenides - I think it's fair to call this a kangaroo court.Finished Oedipus at Colonus - I think that it's nice to actually meet Polyneices, since there's so much talk about him in Antigone; it's also amusing, how in Oedipus the King they go on and on about how nothing could be as bad as what Oedipus has done to Thebes, but then in this play after he's wandered for twenty years or so he comments that he's probably been punished enou...
  • Tiffany
    2013-01-02
    If you're a fan of the culture and/or literature of Ancient Greece, then this book is pretty much a must-read. It has five of the greatest surviving Greek tragedies from three of the most famous playwrights of the ancient world. More than that, the translations are superb and the notes, when needed to be included, are quite helpful,resulting in some of the best versions of these works that can be found anywhere. For those unfamiliar, I can also s...
  • Gary Drum
    2013-07-12
    Finished reading The Eumenides. I do not have much of a background with the ancient Greek playwrights and did not know the back story very well, but it was an interesting read. Really enjoyed the language.
  • Jaseena AL
    2015-06-30
    Rating : 3 stars
  • Laura
    2014-08-15
    Another great set of Tragedies.Philoctetes and the Bacchae were my favourites but all in all a great collection.
  • Jesse Whyte
    2012-09-15
    Great translation. Great notes. Insightful works all.
  • Peter Olofsson
    2013-08-27
    Great books. Love the Eumenides, Bacchae and Oedipus at Colonus, altough it is very weird that Oedipus at Colonus wasn't included in Vol. 1.