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The Complete Greek Tragedies

Sophocles II (The Complete Greek Tragedies)

by Sophocles

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Published by University Of Chicago Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Drama texts: classical, early & medieval,
  • Plays & playwrights: classical, early & medieval,
  • Ancient, Classical & Medieval,
  • Drama / Greek & Roman,
  • Plays / Drama,
  • Drama,
  • Mythology, Greek,
  • Sophocles,
  • Tragedies,
  • Translations into English,
  • Ancient (Classical) Greek

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsDavid Grene (Editor), Richmond Lattimore (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages260
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9355203M
    ISBN 100226307867
    ISBN 109780226307862

    The play seemed wordy to me, and lacked the magical lines Sophocles creates in his other plays. Great shape, minor wear By Jake on Jan 16, Book was just as advertised by the seller. According to scholars, Homer himself was influenced by Near Eastern mythology for his tale of war, adventure, love and return to Ithaca. Suffering, tragedies of such nature can be seen in the Greek mythological stories of Ajaxes and Ixions 3.

    As his wife Penelope bats away suitors, her son Telemachus seeks the advice of the gods. The audience remembers the story of the Quest for the Golden Fleece and how Medea betrayed her family and her native land to help Jason. Instead, the young prince has devoted himself to hunting and Artemis, the chaste goddess of the hunt. In his essay "Hegel's Theory of Tragedy," A. You plead the Gods to screen your actions and make the Gods out liars. In his tragedies, Euripides represented individuals not as they ought to be but as they are.

    For the third edition, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. He captures and tortures them, gloats and kills them and then passes out. Bird on Jan 13, Most of this collection made sense to me. Grene appreciates this in his intro and translation. Aeschylean metaphor ranges from abstract, personifying figures of thought to the most concrete sorts of metonymy the substitution of one name for another, e. Twelve men, accompanied by a flutist, recite anapestic lines 40— as they take their places for the lyric proper ff.


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The Complete Greek Tragedies book

A Customer on Oct 24, Tradgedy? Not only is the influence of Greek drama palpable in everything from Shakespeare to modern television, the insights contained in Greek tragedy have shaped our perceptions of the nature of human life.

Another consideration is the portrayal of Theseus, generally accounted the wisest and best of the heroes of classical mythology. The stories are all timeless and interesting, written by a man that was a genious for his time.

His work is as different as can be from some of the others like Sophocles and Aescylus. Maybe I'm a fan of realism; but that doesn't alter the fact that Euripidean characters are interesting, and more so than the stiff paper cutouts of Aeschylus or the almost inhuman, idealized heroes of Sophocles actions may speak louder than words, sure, but the thoughts and emotions of the tragic characters facing catastrophic disasters and terrible sufferings - something that doesn't happen to all of us - are just too juicy to be not expressed.

Spectacle, that of a horror-like theme. In his tragedies, Euripides represented individuals not as they ought to be but as they are. It's amazing that 2, years after these plays were written--The very human issues brought to the fore by the playwright still resonate.

The second sense cancels the good augury no "black flame" would be a "good augury". Modern characters, on the other hand, stand in a wealth of more accidental circumstances, within which one could act this way or that, so that the conflict is, though occasioned by external preconditions, still essentially grounded in the character.

But Odysseus manipulated the process and won the armor. What follows is the longest choral utterance in extant Greek tragedy. As the instrument of Hippolytus' downfall, Aphrodite selects his stepmother Phaedra, by making her fall in love with him.

See 40, —87, It was published by University Of Chicago Press and has a total of pages in the book. Bird on Jan 13, Most of this collection made sense to me. We get a good look at Euripides' ideas of what a god is like in his portrayal of Dionysus.

Two thumbs up. What becomes interesting in Euripides' telling of the tale is how Phaedra resists the will of Aphrodite, having resolved to starve herself to death rather than ever reveal her infatuation.

He wasn't able to create the same magic Anne Carson does with her translation, and I don't think he felt and understood Electra the character as well as Carson does.

There is a freshness and pungency in these new translations that should last a long time. I suggest you read this book, because it is designed to insite the curiosity and engross most readers. In closing--I also recommend the film "Phaedra" that I saw a couple of years ago starring Melina Mercouri and Anthony Perkins --That picture being an excellent adaptation of "Hippolytus".

The Complete Greek Tragedies: v. 3

Soon after he received recognition for a play that he had written, Euripides left Athens for the court of Archelaus, king of Macedonia. Other imagery from dreaming occurs in the Agamemnon at —26,—94, Alcestis is grand.

The other key component of the play is the psychology of Medea and the way in which she constructs events to help convince herself to do the unspeakable deed and kill the two sons she has borne Jason.

New introductions for each play offer essential information about its first production, plot, and reception in antiquity and beyond. Odysseus sets the trap, captures the bow and waits for Philoctetes to finally give in, but Neoptolemus undermines it all, returning the bow to Philoctetes.

Which means the actor who plays Heracles is the same one who plays Odysseus and the audience would know this. Grene has also revised his earlier translation of Prometheus Bound and rendered some of the former prose sections in verse. Size: 5.Main Euripides V: The Complete Greek Tragedies, Third Edition.

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Grene, David. Lattimore, Richmond () The complete Greek tragedies / edited by David Grene and Richmond Lattimore. Vol. 3, Euripides Centennial Edition Hardcover Chicago: University of Chicago Press, Very Good Book Publishing DetailsSeller Rating: % positive.

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Mark Griffith isa professor of classics and of theater, dance, and performance studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He lives in Albany, CA.

Trained at Cambridge, Griffith is an enormously accomplished expert on the Greek Tragedies. Glenn W. Most studied at Harvard, Oxford, and Yale and is currently professor of ancient Greek at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, and a visiting.

Feb 01,  · Lattimore does a good translation of several greek tragedies in this book. The book is great in terms of the stories that are presented, especially Oedipus the King. Oedipus is THE example of the perfect Greek tragedy.

It is moving, ironic, and sad combined into a play/5(5).

A Commentary on The Complete Greek Tragedies: Aeschylus

Aug 01,  · David Grene () 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 Press's prestigious series The Complete Greek Tragedies. Richmond Lattimore () was a poet, translator, and longtime professor of Greek at Bryn Mawr College/5(46).