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1, please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Greek Tragedies, Vol. 1 .. Oedipus the King – Sophocles – translated by David Grene – five stars. Antigone. Greek Tragedies, Volume 1. Front Cover. David Grene, Richmond Lattimore. University of Chicago Press, – Literary Criticism – pages. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Greek Tragedies, Volume 1 | In three paperback volumes, the David Grene ยท Richmond Lattimore. Abstract. In three paperback volumes, the Grene and Lattimore editions offer a selection of the most.

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It has five of the greatest surviving Greek tragedies from three of the most famous playwrights of the ancient world. While most of the tragedies are fairly pious, this one is iconoclastic. You really can’t go wrong. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.

MostDavid Greneand Richmond Lattimore. Watch a tormented Oedipus come to the realization of all rragedies terrible things he has accidentally done in fulfillment of prophecy, all of which gave Freud a basis for his most cockeyed theories.

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Agamemnon, Prometheus Bound; Sophocles: The five plays collected here are selected from The Complete Greek Tragedies – 4 Vol Set — perhaps they are the greatest hits. There are moments of relief but they do not last long as the suspense builds again.


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Oedipus The King and AntigoneEuripides: Mar 01, Joe Spencer rated it it was amazing. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Metamorphoses Oxford World’s Classics. The questions posed by this story from a volum of fate really reinforced during its time that no matter what you do the gods always have their way.

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Many of these works are oft-referenced by other stories, and I believe that by understanding an author’s source material, as a reader you are better equipped to understand the author’s narrative. Nov 27, beentsy added it. In this case, the collection is an excellent introduction to Greek tragedies, but the scholarly notes left much to be desired. The Libation Bearers; Sophocles: No trivia or quizzes yet. I intend to read the rest of the tragedies in the series, not only for the en It’s tough to give a balanced review on this book, considering that it contains 5 separate plays-by three separate authors.

Literature and Literary Criticism: Get to Know Us. What also helped in understanding and appreciating these plays was to listen to some lectures by Elizabeth Vandiver on the Greek Tragedy.


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Required text for school, otherwise I would not have purchased this book – Grene’s translation pales in comparison to that of Smyth and other translators. You can see through the concerted efforts of both Oedipus’s real father and Oedipus himself they try to circumvent their fates but can’t escape what is ordained. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Mark GriffithGlenn W. Targedies as several men make the mistake of bringing home a young war bride only to be murdered in their sleep by a jealous wife.

Sixty years ago, the University of Chicago Press undertook a momentous project: Learn more about Amazon Prime. I intend to read the rest of the tragedies in the series, not only for the entertainment that the stories themselves provide, but also vvolume literary significance these works represent. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?