Synopses & Reviews
In nine paperback volumes, the Grene and Lattimore editions offer the most comprehensive selection of the Greek tragedies available in English. Over the years these authoritative, critically acclaimed editions have been the preferred choice of over three million readers for personal libraries and individual study as well as for classroom use.
AlcestisThe MedeaThe HeracleidaeHippolytus
About the Author
(c. 480 - 406 BCE) wrote some ninety plays, nineteen of which have survived.
David Grene (1913-2002) taught classics for many years at the University of Chicago. He was a founding member of the Committee on Social Thought and coedited the University of Chicago Presss prestigious series The Complete Greek Tragedies.Richmond Lattimore (1906-1984) was a poet, translator, and longtime professor of Greek at Bryn Mawr College.
Table of Contents
1 Alcestis, translated by R. Lattimore. The Medea, translated by R. Warner. The Heracleidae, translated by R. Gláadstone. Hippolytus, translated by D. Grene.--2. The Cyclops, translated by W. Arrowsmith. Heracles, translated by W. Arrowsmith. Iphigenia in Tauris, translated by W. Bynner. Helen, translated by R. Lattimore.--3. Hecuba, translated by W. Arrowsmith. Andromache, translated by J. F. Nims. The Trojan women, translated by R. Lattimore. Ion, translated by R. F. Willetts.--4. Rhesus, translated by R. Lattimore. The suppliant women, translated by F. Jones. Orestes, translated by W. Arrowsmith. Iphigenia in Aulis, translated by C. R. Walker.--5. Electra, translated by E. T. Vermeule. The Phoenician women, translated by E. Wyckoff. The Bacchae, translated by W. Arrowsmith. Chronological note on the plays of Euripides, by R. Lattimore.