Greek Tragedies Vol 1 Author:Richmond Lattimore (Editor), David Grene (Editor), Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides In three paperback volumes, the Grene and Lattimore editions offer a selection of the most important and characteristic plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides from the nine-volume anthology of The Complete Greek Tragedies. Over the years these authoritative, critically acclaimed editions have been the preferred choice of more than three mi... more »llion readers for personal libraries and individual study as well as for classroom use.
Volume 1 edited by David Grene and Richmond Lattimore, contains new introductions by Lattimore to each of the five plays contained within the volume: The Agamemnon and Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus, Oedipus the King and Antigone by Sophocles, and Hippolytus by Euripides.« less
This volume, which I used in my Greek mythology classes for years, contains excellent translations of some of the most important Greek classics. As a teacher, I found Oedipus the King and Antigone to be of most interest to my students, because of the important philosophical and moral questions they raise. The Agamemnon, less readable, is still an important introduction to the Oresteia trilogy, and Prometheus Bound raises thought-provoking questions about the courage and consequences of standing up to powerful authority. Whether read in the context of their times or read with application to issues today, these are all must-read classic dramas.