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The Greek Plays: Sixteen Plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides

Mary Lefkowitz James Romm July 04, 2018

A landmark anthology of the masterpieces of Greek drama, featuring all new, highly accessible translations of some of the world s most beloved plays, including Agamemnon, Prometheus Bound, Bacchae, Electra, Medea, Antigone, and Oedipus the KingFeaturing translations by Emily Wilson, Frank Nisetich, Sarah Ruden, Rachel Kitzinger, Mary Lefkowitz, and James RommThe great playA landmark anthology of the masterpieces of Greek drama, featuring all new, highly accessible translations of some of the world s most beloved plays, including Agamemnon, Prometheus Bound, Bacchae, Electra, Medea, Antigone, and Oedipus the KingFeaturing translations by Emily Wilson, Frank Nisetich, Sarah Ruden, Rachel Kitzinger, Mary Lefkowitz, and James RommThe great plays of Ancient Greece are among the most enduring and important legacies of the Western world 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 Poets, philosophers, and politicians have long borrowed and adapted the ideas and language of Greek drama to help them make sense of their own times.This exciting curated anthology features a cross section of the most popular and most widely taught plays in the Greek canon Fresh translations into contemporary English breathe new life into the texts while capturing, as faithfully as possible, their original meaning.This outstanding collection also offers short biographies of the playwrights, enlightening and clarifying introductions to the plays, and helpful annotations at the bottom of each page Appendices by prominent classicists on such topics as Greek Drama and Politics, The Theater of Dionysus, and Plato and Aristotle on Tragedy give the reader a rich contextual background A detailed time line of the dramas, as well as a list of adaptations of Greek drama to literature, stage, and film from the time of Seneca to the present, helps chart the history of Greek tragedy and illustrate its influence on our culture from the Roman Empire to the present day.With a veritable who s who of today s most renowned and distinguished classical translators, The Greek Plays is certain to be the definitive text for years to come.Praise for The Greek Plays 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


  • Title: The Greek Plays: Sixteen Plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides
  • Author: Mary Lefkowitz James Romm
  • ISBN: 9780812993004
  • Page: 247
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Theatre of ancient Greece Greek Plays That Are Essential to Any Education Greek Plays That Are Essential to Any Education Posted in Blog , Features Whether you love Greek history and culture or find it dull beyond words, there s no denying that classical scholarship has had a big impact on just about every succeeding aspect of Western culture. Top Ancient Greek Plays greekboston Written by GreekBoston in Ancient Greek History Comments Off on Top Ancient Greek Plays Theater was very important to the culture of Ancient Greece Greeks embraced both comedy and tragedy and people enjoyed both as a form of entertainment. List of ancient Greek playwrights List of ancient Greek playwrights Jump to navigation Jump to search Of the playwrights who wrote for Theban plays, or Oedipus cycle Antigone c BC Oedipus Rex c BC Oedipus at Colonus BC, posthumous Ajax unknown, presumed earlier in career The Trachiniae unknown The Different Types of Greek Drama and their importance The three genres of drama were comedy, satyr plays, and most important of all, tragedy Comedy The first comedies were mainly satirical and mocked men in power for their vanity and foolishness. Greek Theatre Ancient Greece The Greek theatre history began with festivals honoring their gods A god, Dionysus, was honored with a festival called by City Dionysia In Athens, during this festival, men used to perform songs to BBC Bitesize What do we know about ancient Greek culture Athens was the place to go for plays too The city put on a drama festival called the Dionysia in honour of the god Dionysus He was the god of the theatre and wine. Greek Theatre backstage page National Theatre This collection features video about Greek theatre and productions of Greek plays staged at the National Theatre You can also view the Greek Tragedy at the National Theatre, our online exhibition from the Google Cultural Archives An Introduction to Greek Theatre. Ancient Greek Theater Reed College Greek plays were performed as part of religious festivals in honor of the god Dionysus, and unless later revived, were performed only once Plays were funded by the polis, and always presented in competition with other plays, and were voted either the first, second, or third last place. Ancient Greek Theatre Ancient History Encyclopedia Greek theatre began in the th century BCE in Athens with the performance of tragedy plays at religious festivals These, in turn, inspired the genre of Greek comedy plays The two types of Greek drama would be hugely popular and performances spread around the Mediterranean and influenced Hellenistic and Roman theatre.Thus the works of such great playwrights as Sophocles and Aristophanes

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