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Greek Tragedy

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Three masterpieces of classical tragedy Containing Aeschylus's "Agamemnon," Sophocles' "Oedipus Rex," and Euripides' "Medea," this important new selection brings the best works of the great tragedians together in one perfect introductory volume. This volume also includes extracts from Aristophanes' comedy "The Frogs" and a selection from Aristotle's "Poetics."
Greek Tragedy
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Agememnon is the first part of the Aeschylus's Orestian trilogy in which the leader of the Greek army returns from the Trojan war to be murdered by his treacherous wife Clytemnestra. In Sophocles' Oedipus Rex the king sets out to uncover the cause of the plague that has struck his city, only to disover the devastating truth about his relationship with his mother and his father. Medea is the terrible story of a woman's bloody revenge on her adulterous husband through the murder of her own children.
AESOP probably lived in the middle part of the sixth century BC. A statement in Herodotus gives grounds for thinking that he was a slave. Simon Goldhill (introducer) is Professor of Greek at Cambridge University and a Fellow of King's College where he is Director of Studies in Classics. He has published widely on many aspects of Greek literature, especially tragedy. He is in great demand as a lecturer all over the world, and is a frequent broadcaster on radio and television on classical matters. Shomit Dutta (editor) was educated at University College Oxford, and King's College London, and has taught classics at Radley College and Harrow School, and Oxford. He is also a freelance arts reviewer, and has published a translation of Sophocles' Ajax (Cambridge).
Author
Aeschylus, Euripides
Short Title
GREEK TRAGEDY
Audience Age
18-17
Publisher
Penguin Books
Language
English
ISBN-10
014143936X
ISBN-13
9780141439365
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
2009
Publication Date
2009-06-30
Imprint
Penguin Classics
Place of Publication
London
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edited by
Simon Goldhill, Shomit Dutta
DEWEY
882.01080162
Illustrations
maps
Pages
305
Series
Penguin Classics
Tag
pengblackclassics
Translated from
Greek
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