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Sophocles, 1: Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes - Penn Greek Drama Series (Paperback)
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Sophocles, 1: Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes - Penn Greek Drama Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 296 Pages / Published: 01/05/1998
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The Penn Greek Drama Series presents original literary translations of the entire corpus of classical Greek drama: tragedies, comedies, and satyr plays. It is the only contemporary series of all the surviving work of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander.

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812216530
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 384 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Don't look for the wild and woolly-these were put together by wordsmiths. . . . But they are a far cry from some of the stodgier translations."-Washington Post


"A speakable version of Sophocles's 'Philoctetes': as it were, after 25 years, a sequel to Pound's 'The Women of Trachis'."-Hugh Kenner, New York Times


"A two-year project to publish the corpus of classical Greek drama in translations by an impressive array of contemporary poets. It may not be long before anyone who mentions that he is reading Sophocles in Greek can expect to be told, 'Oh but you simply "must' read it in translation.'"-New Yorker


"A boon for classicists and general readers alike. For the reader who comes to tragedy for the first time, these translations are eminently 'accessible.'. . . For the classicist, these versions constitute an ambitious reinterpretation of traditional masterpieces."-Boston Book Review


"The 12-volume set will offer readers new verse translations of the complete surviving tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, as well as the surviving comedies of Aristophanes and Menander. The complete line of Greek theater classics has not been offered to readers since 1938."-Publishers Weekly

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