Synopses & Reviews
Collected here for the first time in the series are three major plays by Euripides: Bacchae, translated by Reginald Gibbons and Charles Segal, a powerful examination of the horror and beauty of Dionysiac ecstasy; Herakles, translated by Tom Sleigh and Christian Wolff, a violent dramatization of the madness and exile of one of the most celebrated mythical figures; and The Phoenician Women, translated by Peter Burian and Brian Swamm, a disturbing interpretation of the fate of the House of Laios following the tragic fall of Oedipus. These three tragedies were originally available as single volumes. This volume retains the informative introductions and explanatory notes of the original editions and adds a single combined glossary and Greek line numbers.
About the Author
The Greek Tragedy in New Translation series is edited by Peter Burian and Alan Shapiro.
Peter Burian is Professor of Classical and Comparative Literatures, and Theater Studies, Duke University.
Alan Shapiro is Professor of English and Creative Writing, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the winner of the prestigious Lila Wallace Reader's Digest award for 1992-1995. He is the author of several poetry collections, including Tantalus in Love, Song and Dance, and The Dead Alive and Busy.
Table of Contents
(Reginald Gibbons and Charles Segal)
Herakles (Tom Sleigh and Christian Wolff)
The Phoenician Women (Peter Burian and Brian Swamm)
Bacchae Reginald Gibbons and Charles Segal
Herakles Tom Sleigh and Christian Wolff
The Phoenician Women Peter Burian and Brian Swamm