In keeping with the conviction that basically translators who write poetry themselves can effectively re-create the prestigious and undying tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations sequence bargains new translations that transcend the literal that means of the Greek on the way to evoke the poetry of the originals.
the amount brings jointly 4 significant works by means of one of many nice classical dramatists: Prometheus Bound, translated by way of James Scully and C. John Herrington, a haunting depiction of the main well-known of Olympian punishments; The Suppliants, translated by way of Peter Burian, a rare drama of flight and rescue coming up from women's resistance to marriage; Persians, translated by way of Janet Lembke and C. John Herington, a masterful telling of the Persian Wars from the view of the defeated; and Seven opposed to Thebes, translated by way of Anthony Hecht and Helen Bacon, a richly symbolic play in regards to the feuding sons of Oedipus. those 4 tragedies have been initially to be had as unmarried volumes. This new quantity keeps the informative introductions and explanatory notes of the unique variations and provides a unmarried mixed word list and Greek line numbers.
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