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- Synopsis"These authoritative translations consign all other complete collections to the wastebasket."Robert Brustein, The New Republic "This is it. No qualifications. Go out and buy it everybody."Kenneth Rexroth, The Nation "The translations deliberately avoid the highly wrought and affectedly poetic; their idiom is contemporary....They have life and speed and suppleness of phrase." Times Education Supplement "These translations belong to our time. A keen poetic sensibility repeatedly quickens them; and without this inner fire the most academically flawless rendering is dead."Warren D. Anderson, American Oxonian "The critical commentaries and the versions themselves...are fresh, unpretentious, above all, functional." Commonweal "Grene is one of the great translators."Conor Cruise O'Brien, London Sunday Times "Richmond Lattimore is that rara avis in our age, the classical scholar who is at the same time an accomplished poet."Dudley Fitts, New York Times Book Review
- Number Of Pages2124 pages
- FormatBook, Other / Quantity Pack
- Publication Date2000-05-17
- PublisherUniversity of Chicago Press
- Number of Volumes4 vols.
- Volume NumberSet
- Original LanguageGreek, Classical
- Weight146.6 Oz
- Width6 In.
- Length9 In.
- LC Classification NumberPA3626.A2 G67 1992
- Dewey Decimal882/.0108
- Dewey Edition20
- Edited byDavid Grene,Richmond A. Lattimore
Most relevant reviews
- peterrtalbotMar 13, 2011by
Lattimore's Greek Tragedies: Vital Classics
The cornerstone of any serious classics collection in English.
The Complete Lattimore translation of the Greek Tragedians offered in 1959 by University of Chicago Press is a find anywhere. Though newer translations exist from the U of C and others, Lattimore's is perhaps most brilliant in understated clarity of translation rather than high poetry. The Aeschylus is out of print now, but a new publication run of this great text is long overdue.
This is one of the keystones of the Great Books approach to learning that US Universities would do well to return to for undergraduate education, rather than just insist on freshman writing courses.