Oresteia

Oresteia

Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides

Book - 1953
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"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
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [1953]
ISBN: 9780226307787
0226307786
Branch Call Number: 882.01 AE
Characteristics: vii, 170 p. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lattimore, Richmond Alexander 1906-

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