The Complete Euripides Volume II Electra and Other Plays

The Complete Euripides Volume II Electra and Other Plays

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Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. This volume collects Euripides' Electra (translated by Janet Lembke and Kenneth J. Reckford), an exciting story of vengeance that counterposes suspense and horror with comic realism; Orestes (John Peck and Frank Nisetich), the tragedy of a young man who kills his mother to avenge her murder of his father; Iphigenia in Tauris (Richmond Lattimore), a delicately written and beautifully contrived Euripidean "romance"; and Iphigeneia at Aulis (W. S. Merwin and George E. Dimock, Jr.), a compelling look at the devastating consequence of "man's inhumanity to man." This volume reprints the informative introductions and notes of the original editions, and adds a single combined glossary and Greek line more

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  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 137.16 x 205.74 x 25.4mm | 430.91g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Critical ed.
  • 0195388682
  • 9780195388688

About Peter Burian

Peter Burian is Professor of Classical & Comparative Literatures, and Theater Studies at Duke University. Alan Shapiro is Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A winner of the prestigious Lila Wallace Reader's Digest award 1992-95, he is the author of several poetry collections, including Tantalus in Love, Song and Dance, and The Dead Alive and Busy. Burian and Shapiro are editors of the Greek Tragedy in Translations more

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Electra (Janet Lembke, poet and translator; Kenneth J. Reckford, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) ; Orestes (John Peck, poet; Frank Nisetich, University of Massachusetts, Boston) ; Iphigenia in Tauris (the late Richmond Lattimore, poet and translator) ; Iphigeneia at Aulis (W. S. Merwin, poet and translator; George E. Dimock, Jr., author)show more

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the poets in these volumes communicate a freshness and vitality ... The vivid and responsive re-creations are a clear first-choice recommendation for the general reader * James Morwood, Classical Review *show more

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