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The Complete Greek Tragedies: Aeschylus I: Oresteia
The Complete Greek Tragedies: Aeschylus I: Oresteia
by Aeschylus
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"These authoritative translations consign all other complete collections to the wastebasket."—Robert Brustein, The New Republic "This is it. No qualifications. Go out and buy it everybody."—Kenneth Rexroth, The Nation "The... (read more)

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Oresteia (10 Edition)
Oresteia (10 Edition)
by Anne Carson
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In An Oresteia, the classicist Anne Carson combines three different versions of the tragedy of the house of Atreus A iskhylos Agamemnon, Sophokles Elektra and Euripides Orestes. After the murder of her daughter Iphigeneia by her husband, Agamemnon... (read more)

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Oresteia (98 Edition)
Oresteia (98 Edition)
by Aeschylus
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Meineck's translation is faithful and supple; the language employed is modern without betraying the grandeur and complexity--particularly the images--of the Aeschylean text. After reading this translation, one has but one further wish: to see it and... (read more)

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Antigone: In a Version by Bertolt Brecht
Antigone: In a Version by Bertolt Brecht
by Sophocles
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Sophocles, Holderlin, Brecht, Malina - four major figures in the world's theatre - have all left their imprint on this remarkable dramatic text. Friedrich Holderlin translated Sophocles into German, Brecht adapted Holderlin, and now Judith Malina has... (read more)

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Birds and Other Plays (98 Edition)
Birds and Other Plays (98 Edition)
by Aristophanes
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This new verse translation of Aristophanes' comedies offers one of the world's great comic dramatists in a form that is both historically faithful and theatrically vigorous. Aristophanes' plays were produced for the festival theater of classical Athens... (read more)

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Antigone (03 Edition)
Antigone (03 Edition)
by Sophocles
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Sophocles: Antigone is the fifth title in the Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama series.... (read more)

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Aeschylus II: The Oresteia/Agamemnon/The Libation Bearers/The Eumenides/Proteus (Fragments) (Complete Greek Tragedies)
Aeschylus II: The Oresteia/Agamemnon/The Libation Bearers/The Eumenides/Proteus (Fragments) (Complete Greek Tragedies)
by David Grene
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Aeschylus II contains “The Oresteia,” translated by Richmond Lattimore, and fragments of “Proteus,” translated by Mark Griffith. Sixty years ago, the University of Chicago Press undertook a momentous project: a new... (read more)

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Lysistrata - With New Afterword (09 Edition)
Lysistrata - With New Afterword (09 Edition)
by Aristophanes
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In Lysistrata a band of women tap into the awesome power of sex in order to end a war.... (read more)

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The Annals of Imperial Rome (Penguin Classics)
The Annals of Imperial Rome (Penguin Classics)
by Tacitus
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"The Annals of Imperial Rome" recount the major historical events from the years shortly before the death of Augustus to the death of Nero in AD 68. Michael Grant's introduction discusses the life and works of Tacitus and the historical context of the... (read more)

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Three Greek Plays: Prometheus Bound, Agamemnon, the Trojan Women
Three Greek Plays: Prometheus Bound, Agamemnon, the Trojan Women
by Edith Hamilton
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This book presents three of the greatest Greek tragedies translated by Edith Hamilton.... (read more)

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Assembly of Women (Literary Classics)
Assembly of Women (Literary Classics)
by Aristophanes
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Sophocles I: Antigone/Oedipus the King/Oedipus at Colonus (Complete Greek Tragedies)
Sophocles I: Antigone/Oedipus the King/Oedipus at Colonus (Complete Greek Tragedies)
by Mark Griffith
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Sophocles I contains the plays “Antigone,” translated by Elizabeth Wyckoff; “Oedipus the King,” translated by David Grene; and “Oedipus at Colonus,” translated by Robert Fitzgerald. Sixty years ago, the University... (read more)

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Antigone (09 Edition)
Antigone (09 Edition)
by Sophocles
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A muscular version of Sophocles' timeless masterpiece, offering a profound reflection on the nature of power, democracy and human rights. The war has ended, but with peace comes conflict. Antigone’s brother Polyneices lies on the battlefield where... (read more)

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Aristophanes' Lysistrata (08 Edition)
Aristophanes' Lysistrata (08 Edition)
by J. A. Ball
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aWhat if they stopped a war because nobody came?a The first make-love-not-war play ever written, Lysistrata is a bawdy comedy about the... (read more)

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Aeschylus Prometheus Bound
Aeschylus Prometheus Bound
by Paul Roche
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This brilliant translation of a classic work includes -- An essay on ancient Greek theater -- Extensive glossary of names & places -- Practical production... (read more)

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Sophocles: Philoctetes (05 Edition)
Sophocles: Philoctetes (05 Edition)
by Hanna Roisman
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Like other classical Greek tragedies, Sophocles' Philoctetes is an extraordinarily timely and timeless play. Dramatising the efforts of people who had wronged him to bring the play's hero, Philoctetes, to join the Greek forces in their war against Troy... (read more)

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Greek Lives (Oxford World's Classics)
Greek Lives (Oxford World's Classics)
by Plutarch
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Here, Plutarch introduces the major figures and periods of classical Greece, detailing the lives of nine personages, including Lycurgus, Solon, Themistocles, Cimon, Alexander, Pericles, Nicias, Alcibiades, and Agesilaus. Oxford presents the most... (read more)

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Odysseus At Troy: Ajax, Hecuba, and Trojan Women (Rev 10 Edition)
Odysseus At Troy: Ajax, Hecuba, and Trojan Women (Rev 10 Edition)
by Stephen Esposito
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This book contains translations of three plays:Ajax, Hecuba, and Trojan Women. They are all centered around the mythological theme of the Greek warrior, Odysseus, hero of the Trojan War. All three plays are complete, with notes and introductions, plus an... (read more)

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Medea and Other Plays (World's Classics)
Medea and Other Plays (World's Classics)
by Euripides
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This new translation brings to life the most profound tragedies of Euripides, described by Aristotle as "the most tragic of the poets." In these plays, Euripides places his characters under the pressure of intolerable circumstances, revealing them, to... (read more)

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Greek Drama
Greek Drama
by Moses Hadas
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In power, passion, and the brilliant display of moral conflict, the drama of ancient Greece remains unsurpassed. For this volume, Professor Hadas chose nine plays which display the diversity and grandeur of tragedy, and the critical and satiric genius of... (read more)

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