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The Greek Plays: Sixteen Plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780812993004
Author(s): Euripides
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2016
Publisher: Modern Library
Dimensions: 157 x 46 x 239 (w x l x h)
Pages: 864
Series: Modern Library Classics

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A landmark anthology of the masterpieces of Greek drama, featuring all-new, highly accessible translations of some of the world s most beloved plays, including Agamemnon, Prometheus Bound, Bacchae, Electra, Medea, Antigone, and Oedipus the King The great plays of Ancient Greece are among the most enduring and important legacies of the Western world. Not only is the influence of Greek drama palpable in everything from Shakespeare to modern television, the insights contained in Greek tragedy have shaped our perceptions of the nature of human life. Poets, philosophers, and politicians have long borrowed and adapted the ideas and language of Greek drama to help them make sense of their own times. This exciting curated anthology features a cross section of the most popular and most widely taught plays in the Greek canon. Fresh translations into contemporary English breathe new life into the texts while capturing, as faithfully as possible, their original meaning. This outstanding collection also offers short biographies of the playwrights, enlightening and clarifying introductions to the plays, and helpful annotations at the bottom of each page. Appendices by prominent classicists on such topics as Greek Drama and Politics, The Theater of Dionysus, and Plato and Aristotle on Tragedy give the reader a rich contextual background. A detailed time line of the dramas, as well as a l Please click here to ask a question
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