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Theban Plays
Theban Plays
by Sophocles
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-223).... (read more)

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The Portable Roman Reader (Viking Portable Library)
The Portable Roman Reader (Viking Portable Library)
by Basil Davenport
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The Romans conquered most of the known world and detailed their conquests in calm, unapologetic histories. They were a supremely urbane people who longed poetically for the farming life. Valuing toughness and practicality in all things, they turned the... (read more)

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Bacchae of Euripides: A New Translation with a Critical Essay
Bacchae of Euripides: A New Translation with a Critical Essay
by Euripides
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This new translation of The Bacchae—that strange blend of Aeschylean grandeur and Euripidean finesse—is an attempt to reproduce for the American stage the play as it most probably was when new and unmutilated in 406 B.C. The... (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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Satyricon (12 Edition)
Satyricon (12 Edition)
by Petronius
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The marvelously entertaining parody of imperial Rome. One of the most outrageous and strikingly modern works to have survived from the ancient world, The Satyricon offers an unmatched satirical portrait of the age of Nero, in all its excesses and chaos.... (read more)

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Seneca #02: Seneca: The Tragedies
Seneca #02: Seneca: The Tragedies
by Lucius Annae Seneca
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Are there no limits to human cruelty? Is there any divine justice? Do the gods even matter if they do not occupy themselves with rewarding virtue and punishing wickedness? Seneca's plays might be dismissed as bombastic and extravagant answers to such... (read more)

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Oedipus Plays of Sophocles - Revised and Updated (Rev 91 Edition)
Oedipus Plays of Sophocles - Revised and Updated (Rev 91 Edition)
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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Aias (Ajax Version) (99 Edition)
Aias (Ajax Version) (99 Edition)
by Sophocles
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A new translation of the story of Ajax, in which Sophocles' early masterpiece comes to life.... (read more)

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The Comedies (Oxford World's Classics)
The Comedies (Oxford World's Classics)
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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Bacchae and Other Plays (40527) (99 Edition)
Bacchae and Other Plays (40527) (99 Edition)
by James (translator) Morwood
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The four plays newly translated for this volume are among Euripides most exciting works. Iphigenia among the Taurians is a story of escape contrasting Greek and barbarian civilization, set on the Black Sea at the edge of the known world. Bacchae, a... (read more)

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The Golden Ass
The Golden Ass
by Apuleius
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The Golden Ass by Apuleius is a unique, entertaining, and thoroughly readable Latin novel - the only work of fiction in Latin to have survived in entirety from antiquity. It tells the story of the hero Lucius, whose curiosity and fascination for sex and... (read more)

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The Bacchae and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)
The Bacchae and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)
by Euripides
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The plays of Euripides have stimulated audiences since the fifth century BC. This volume, containing Phoenician Women, Bacchae, Iphigenia at Aulis, Orestes, and Rhesus completes the new editions of Euripides in Penguin Classics. Features a general... (read more)

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Anthology of Latin Prose (90 Edition)
Anthology of Latin Prose (90 Edition)
by D. A. Russell
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Filling a major gap in the literature, this useful collection of Latin prose offers ninety-six short passages ranging from the second century B.C. to the sixth century A.D. The book allows students to sample a wide variety of Latin prose texts and... (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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Medea (93 Edition)
Medea (93 Edition)
by Euripides
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A play of psychologically and physically murderous vengeance, Medea is one of the most powerful and perennially produced of all ancient drama.... (read more)

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Greek Tragedy: An Introduction
Greek Tragedy: An Introduction
by Bernhard Zimmermann
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In lively and thorough summaries of the major works of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, Zimmermann examines such topics as techniques of characterization, conditions and conventions of stage performances, musical and metrical aspects, and the... (read more)

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Plays and Fragments (Penguin Classics)
Plays and Fragments (Penguin Classics)
by Menander
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Menander (c. 341-291 BC) was the foremost innovator of Greek New Comedy, a dramatic style that moved away from the fantastical to focus upon the problems of ordinary Athenians. This collection contains the full text of Old Cantankerous (Dyskolos), the... (read more)

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The Trojan Women (Plays for Performance)
The Trojan Women (Plays for Performance)
by Euripides
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As bleak and agonizing a portrait of war as ever to appear on the stage, The Trojan Women is a masterpiece of pathos as well as a timeless and chilling indictment of war's brutality. Plays for Performance Series.... (read more)

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Miles Gloriosus (63 Edition)
Miles Gloriosus (63 Edition)
by Plautus
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Miles Gloriosus or "Braggart Warrior" is one of the best-known and liveliest Roman comedies. It shows Plautus at his ablest in ingenious plot construction, vivid characterization, fast-moving action, and humorous dialogue. This edition of the Latin text... (read more)

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