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Greek Tragedy (Penguin Classics)by Shomit Dutta
Synopses & Reviews
Three masterpieces of classical tragedy
Containing Aeschylus's Agamemnon, Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, and Euripides' Medea, this important new selection brings the best works of the great tragedians together in one perfect introductory volume. This volume also includes extracts from Aristophanes' comedy The Frogs and a selection from Aristotle's Poetics.
Collection of masterpieces of classical tragedy.
No comparable volume containing the most popular plays available. Now in Penguin Classics.
About the Author
Aeschylus (525-456 bc) wrote more than seventy plays, of which seven have survived.
Euripides (c. 484-406 bc) is believed to have written ninety-two dramas, fewer than twenty of which have survived.
Sophocles (496-406 bc) wrote more than one hundred plays for the Athenian theater.
Shomit Dutta was educated at University College Oxford, and King's College London.
Simon Goodhill is a professor of Greek at Cambridge University and a fellow of King's College where he is director of studies in Classics.
Table of Contents
Greek Tragedy Chronological Table
A Note on the Texts
Preface to Agamemnon
Agamemnon by Aeschylus
Preface to Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
Preface to Medea
Medea by Euripides
Preface to Frogs
Extracts from Frogs by Aristophanes
Preface to Poetics
Extracts from Poetics by Aristotle
Map of Ancient Greece
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