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The Greek Plays: 33 Plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides (Modern Library Classics) by [Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides]
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The Greek Plays: 33 Plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides (Modern Library Classics) Kindle Edition

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"Mary Lefkowitz and James Romm deftly have gathered strong new translations from Frank Nisetich, Sarah Ruden, Rachel Kitzinger, Emily Wilson, as well as from Mary Lefkowitz and James Romm themselves. There is a freshness and pungency in these new translations that should last a long time. I admire also the introductions to the plays and the biographies and annotations provided. Closing essays by five distinguished classicists--the brilliant Daniel Mendelsohn and the equally skilled David Rosenbloom, Joshua Billings, Mary-Kay Gamel, and Gregory Hays--all enlightened me. This seems to me a helpful light into our gathering darkness."--Harold Bloom

"The reception of Ancient Greek theater is as lively as it's ever been in its 2,500-year history, both on the stage and on the page. Thanks to these sixteen brilliant new renditions by five leading scholar-translators, the three great Athenian masters of tragic drama, Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, speak to us once again in powerfully contemporary accents on such fundamental issues as gender, religion, and democratic politics."--Paul Cartledge, author Democracy: A Life

"The Greek Plays is destined to become a perennial collection, essential reading for students, scholars, and lovers of Greek tragedy alike. This engaging compilation imbues all the ancient plays within its pages with new life by offering rich, informative historical, literary, and cultural context and fresh, accessible translations by some of the most talented classicists working in the field today."--Bryan Doerries, author of The Theater of War: What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today

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A collection of all-new translations of the world?s most beloved Ancient Greek plays-filled with scandal, sex, drama and death-from our most respected and admired translators today. Includes appendices from leading scholars like Daniel Mendelsohn.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2082 KB
  • Print Length: 1298 pages
  • Publisher: MLC (13 October 2019)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07MQW2TTB
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #329,791 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Stephen K
5.0 out of 5 starsStellar Drama from Antiquity
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Joseph Bloch
5.0 out of 5 starsA wonderful book on a topic every educated person should know something about.
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4.0 out of 5 starsThe translations are modern (in terms of language)
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5.0 out of 5 starsExcellent book!
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Alan H. Anderson
4.0 out of 5 starsI'd say it's the best translation of the plays I've read so far -- ...
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