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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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AischylosContributormain authorall editionsconfirmed
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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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