By Euripides, Richmond Lattimore, David Grene, Mark Griffith, Glenn W. Most
Euripides IV includes the performs “Helen,” translated by means of Richmond Lattimore; “The Phoenician Women,” translated via Elizabeth Wyckoff; and “Orestes,” translated by means of William Arrowsmith.
Sixty years in the past, the collage of Chicago Press undertook a momentous venture: a brand new translation of the Greek tragedies that might be the last word source for lecturers, scholars, and readers. They succeeded. below 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 full of life and compelling that they continue to be the normal translations. this day, Chicago is taking pains to make sure that our Greek tragedies stay the top English-language types in the course of the twenty-first century.
In this hugely expected 3rd variation, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. so much have conscientiously up-to-date the translations to deliver them even towards the traditional Greek whereas protecting the vibrancy for which our English types are well-known. This variation additionally contains brand-new translations of Euripides’ Medea, the youngsters of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia one of the Taurians, fragments of misplaced performs by way of Aeschylus, and the surviving component 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. furthermore, each one quantity comprises an advent to the existence and paintings of its tragedian, in addition to notes addressing textual uncertainties and a word list of names and locations 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 within 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, paintings, and existence.