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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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Oedipus the King: Sophocles (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)
Oedipus the King: Sophocles (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)
by Sophocles
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Washington Square Press Enriched Classics make great literature even more accessible to a new generation of readers, with expanded and updated reader's supplements and essential historical information. Oedipus the King is the 2,000-year-old masterpiece... (read more)

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Medea
Medea
by Euripides
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The old songs will have to change. No more hymns to our faithlessness and deceit. Apollo, god of song, lord of the lyre, never passed on the flame of poetry to us. But if we had that voice, what songs we'd sing of men's failings, and their blame. History... (read more)

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Golden Ass : Or, a Book of Changes (07 Edition)
Golden Ass : Or, a Book of Changes (07 Edition)
by Apuleius And Relihan Joel C. (translator)
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Relihan uses alliteration and assonance, rhythm and rhyme, the occasional archaism, the rare neologism, and devices of punctuation and typography, to create a sparkling, luxurious, and readable translation that reproduces something of the linguistic... (read more)

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Cambridge Companion To Roman Satire (05 Edition)
Cambridge Companion To Roman Satire (05 Edition)
by Kirk (ed.) Freudenburg
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Explores the development of Roman satire in antiquity and of its reception in later centuries.... (read more)

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Greek Fiction : the Greek Novel in Context (94 Edition)
Greek Fiction : the Greek Novel in Context (94 Edition)
by J. R. Morgan
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Greek fiction has never been more popular. New approaches to ancient literature, and the increase in courses in literature in translation, have made the ancient novel a fertile field for scholar and student alike. This volume extends the boundaries of... (read more)

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Comedies (06 Edition)
Comedies (06 Edition)
by Terence
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Terence was the outstanding comedic playwright of his generation and one of the founding fathers of European comic drama. All six of his plays survive and are collected in this volume. Acknowledged as classics soon after his early death, admired above... (read more)

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Persians and Other Plays (10 Edition)
Persians and Other Plays (10 Edition)
by Aeschylus
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A new translation of four of Aeschylus's finest works. Illuminating the tragic grandeur for which Aeschylus has been celebrated, this fresh translation of The Persians and Other Plays shows how Aeschylus brought epic sweep to the drama of classical... (read more)

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Dangerous Voices (92 Edition)
Dangerous Voices (92 Edition)
by Gail Holst-warhaft
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In Dangerous Voices Holst-Warhaft investigates the power and meaning of the ancient lament, especially women's mourning of the dead, and sets out to discover why legislation was introduced to curb these laments in antiquity. An investigation of laments... (read more)

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Euripides Bacchae (Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama)
Euripides Bacchae (Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama)
by Euripides
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Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama eliminates the boundary between classics students and drama students. Books include full commentary running alongside the translation, notes on pronunciation, and a plot synopsis. Background information is provided,... (read more)

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Medea (06 Edition)
Medea (06 Edition)
by Euripides
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The Greek Tragedy in New Translations series is based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves, or who work in collaboration with poets, can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of the great Greek writers... (read more)

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The Oedipus Plays of Sophocles: Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus; Antigone
The Oedipus Plays of Sophocles: Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus; Antigone
by Sophocles
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Revising and updating his classic 1958 translation, Paul Roche captures the dramatic power and intensity, the subtleties of meaning, and the explosive emotions of Sophocles' great Theban trilogy. In vivid, poetic language, he presents the timeless story... (read more)

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Antigone (00 Edition)
Antigone (00 Edition)
by Sophocles
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Pocket paperbacks of the world's great plays - at a great little price.... (read more)

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Sophocles : Antigone (98 Edition)
Sophocles : Antigone (98 Edition)
by Sophocles
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The Focus Classical Library is dedicated to publishing the best of Classical literature in contemporary translations with notes and introductions so as to provide modern students access to the thought and context at the roots of contemporary culture. In... (read more)

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Homer's Odyssey (09 Edition)
Homer's Odyssey (09 Edition)
by Lillian E. (ed.) Doherty
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This volume assembles sixteen authoritative articles on Homer's Odyssey that have appeared over the last thirty years. A wide variety of interpretative strategies are represented, including, in addition to traditional close readings, the approaches of... (read more)

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Four Texts on Socrates: Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito and Aristophanes' Clouds, Revised Edition
Four Texts on Socrates: Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito and Aristophanes' Clouds, Revised Edition
by Thomas G West
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This is the only collection of the Platonic dialogues that also includes the Clouds, a work that is fundamental for understanding the thought of Socrates in relation to the Athenian political community and to Greek poetry.... (read more)

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Electra and Other Plays: Euripides (Penguin Classics)
Electra and Other Plays: Euripides (Penguin Classics)
by Euripides
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Euripides, wrote Aristotle, ‘is the most intensely tragic of all the poets’. In his questioning attitude to traditional pieties, disconcerting shifts of sympathy, disturbingly eloquent evil characters and acute insight into destructive... (read more)

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Alcestis Medea Hippolytus
Alcestis Medea Hippolytus
by Euripides
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This new volume of three of Euripides' most celebrated plays offers graceful, economical, metrical translations that convey the wide range of effects of the playwright's verse, from the idiomatic speech of its dialogue to the high formality of its... (read more)

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