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Greek Tragedies, Volume 1 (1960)

by David Grene (Editor), Richmond Lattimore (Editor)

Other authors: Aeschylus (Contributor), Euripedes (Contributor), Sophocles (Contributor)

Series: Greek Tragedies (1)

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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.… (more)

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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 say that the stories are truly good in their own right, even all these centuries after they were written. ( )
  TiffanyAK | Jan 2, 2013 |
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Grene, DavidEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lattimore, RichmondEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
AeschylusContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
EuripedesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
SophoclesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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These are selections from The Complete Greek Tragedies. Not to be confused with Greek Tragedies: Sophocles I or Greek Tragedies: Aeschylus I by the same editors.
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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.

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