The Complete Aeschylus: Prometheus Bound and Other Plays Volume II

Paperback | March 20, 2009

byPeter Burian, Alan Shapiro

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Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek inorder to evoke the poetry of the originals. The volume brings together four major works by one of the great classical dramatists: Prometheus Bound, translated by James Scully and C. John Herrington, a haunting depiction of the most famous of Olympian punishments; The Suppliants, translated by Peter Burian, an extraordinary drama of flightand rescue arising from women's resistance to marriage; Persians, translated by Janet Lembke and C. John Herington, a masterful telling of the Persian Wars from the view of the defeated; and Seven Against Thebes, translated by Anthony Hecht and Helen Bacon, a richly symbolic play about the feudingsons of Oedipus. These four tragedies were originally available as single volumes. This new volume retains the informative introductions and explanatory notes of the original editions and adds a single combined glossary and Greek line numbers.

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Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek inorder to evoke the poetry of the originals....

Peter Burian is Professor of Classical and Comparative Literatures, and Theater Studies, at Duke University. Alan Shapiro is Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.8 × 5.3 × 0.9 inPublished:March 20, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195373286

ISBN - 13:9780195373288

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