Greek and Roman Literature
The Aeneid
The Aeneid
by Virgil
Hardcover      ISBN: 0679413359
Virgil's poem about the adventures of Aeneas after the fall of Troy
The Aeneid of Virgil
The Aeneid of Virgil
by Virgil
Paperback      ISBN: 0553210416
An extensive glossary identifying the numerous historical and mythical allusions accompanies this verse translation
Aeschylus: Prometheus Bound
Aeschylus
Prometheus Bound
Paperback      ISBN: 0521270111
The myth of fire stolen from the gods appears in many pre-industrial societies. In Greek culture Prometheus the fire-stealer figures prominently in the poems of Hesiod, but in Prometheus Bound Hesiod's morality tale has been transformed into a drama of tragic tone and proportions. In the introduction to this edition Mark Griffith examines how the dramatist has achieved this transformation, looking at the play from all angles - plot and characters, dramatic technique, style and metre. He includes a short section on the production of the play and on the questions of authenticity and date. The commentary guides the reader through problems of language, metre and content. An important feature of this volume is the appendix, which gathers together the existing fragments of the other two plays in the supposed Prometheus trilogy, quoting them in full in the original language and in translation, with short accompanying commentary. This is an edition suitable for undergraduates and students in the upper forms of schools, but it also deserves the serious attention of scholars. The introduction requires no knowledge of Greek and will interest students of drama and literature in other cultures too.
Classical Tragedy: Greek and Roman : 8 Plays in Authoritative Modern Translations Accompanied by Critical Essays
Classical Tragedy
Greek and Roman : 8 Plays in Authoritative Modern Translations Accompanied by Critical Essays
Paperback      ISBN: 1557830460
A collection of eight plays along with accompanying critical essays. Includes: "The Oresteia" - Aeschylus; "Prometheus Bound" - Aeschylus; "Oedipus the King" - Sophocles; "Antigone" - Sophocles; "Medea" - Euripides; "The Bakkhai" - Euripides; "Oedipus" - Seneca; "Medea" - Seneca.
The Complete Plays of Aristophanes
The Complete Plays of Aristophanes
Paperback      ISBN: 0553213431
Background information and brief introductions accompany eleven satiric plays by the fifth century B.C. playwright
Eclogues of Virgil
Eclogues of Virgil
Paperback      ISBN: 0374526966
02 Virgil's great lyrics, rendered by the acclaimed translator of The Odes of Horace and Gilgamesh The Eclogues of Virgil gave definitive form to the pastoral mode, and these magically beautiful poems, which were influential in so much subsequent literature, perhaps best exemplify what pastoral can do. "Song replying to song replying to song," touchingly comic, poignantly sad, sublimely joyful, the various music that these shepherds make echoes in scenes of repose and harmony, and of hardship and trouble in work and love. A bilingual edition, The Eclogues of Virgil includes concise, informative notes and an Introduction that describes the fundamental role of this deeply original book in the pastoral tradition. Virgil's great lyrics, rendered by the acclaimed translator of The Odes of Horace and Gilgamesh The Eclogues of Virgil gave definitive form to the pastoral mode, and these magically beautiful poems, which were influential in so much subsequent literature, perhaps best exemplify what pastoral can do. "Song replying to song replying to song," touchingly comic, poignantly sad, sublimely joyful, the various music that these shepherds make echoes in scenes of repose and harmony, and of hardship and trouble in work and love. A bilingual edition, The Eclogues of Virgil includes concise, informative notes and an Introduction that describes the fundamental role of this deeply original book in the pastoral tradition.
Elektra: A Version by Ezra Pound and Rudd Fleming
Elektra
A Version by Ezra Pound and Rudd Fleming
Paperback      ISBN: 0811211142
Presents Pound's version of Sophocles' play and discusses its background
Euripides IV: Four Tragedies : Rhesus, the Suppliant Women, Orestes and Iphigenia in Aulis
Euripides IV
Four Tragedies : Rhesus, the Suppliant Women, Orestes and Iphigenia in Aulis
Paperback      ISBN: 0226307832
Each of the sixteen tragedies is preceded by notes on plot, theme, and characters
Euripides V: Electra, the Phoenician Women, the Bacchae
Euripides V
Electra, the Phoenician Women, the Bacchae
Paperback      ISBN: 0226307840
Each of the sixteen tragedies is preceded by notes on plot, theme, and characters
Four Plays by Aristophanes: The Clouds, the Birds, Lysistrata, the Frogs
Four Plays by Aristophanes
The Clouds, the Birds, Lysistrata, the Frogs
Paperback      ISBN: 0452007178
Classic Greek plays offer a caricature of Socrates, a flawed utopia, a clever plan to gain peace, and a debate between deceased playwrights