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The Great Books of the Western World, Vol. 5: Aeschylus, Sophocles,…

by Encyclopedia Britannica, Aischylos (Contributor), Aristophanes (Contributor), Euripides (Contributor), Sophocles (Contributor)

Other authors: Mortimer J Adler (Editor), Edward P. Coleridge (Translator), Robert M Hutchins (Editor), Benjamin Bickley Rogers (Translator)

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The texts themselves are priceless, but the translations in this volume are seriously dated and often obscure the meaning of the Greek - especially worthy of disdain are the Aristophanes translations by Rogers, who transposes bawdy Greek comedy into impenetrable and euphemistic (or censored) Victorian rhyming verse. ( )
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Of all the plays in this volume, Sophocles is the most readable. If plays are best seen rather than read, Classic Greek plays are even more so. ( )
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Encyclopedia Britannicaprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
AischylosContributormain authorall editionsconfirmed
AristophanesContributormain authorall editionsconfirmed
EuripidesContributormain authorall editionsconfirmed
SophoclesContributormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Adler, Mortimer JEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Coleridge, Edward P.Translatorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hutchins, Robert MEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rogers, Benjamin BickleyTranslatorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed

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Alcestis by Euripides (indirect)
Hippolytus by Euripides (indirect)
Electra by Euripides (indirect)
Heracles by Euripides (indirect)
Ion by Euripides (indirect)
Helen by Euripides (indirect)
Cyclops by Euripides (indirect)
Orestes by Euripides (indirect)
Electra by Sophocles (indirect)
Philoctetes by Sophocles (indirect)
The Wasps by Aristophanes (indirect)
The Birds by Aristophanes (indirect)
Lysistrata by Aristophanes (indirect)
The Frogs by Aristophanes (indirect)
The Persians by Aischylos (indirect)
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles (indirect)
Agamemnon by Aeschylus (indirect)
Eumenides by Aeschylus (indirect)
Choephori by Aeschylus (indirect)
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