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9780141439365

Greek Tragedy

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  • ISBN13:

    9780141439365

  • ISBN10:

    014143936X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-05-26
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics

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Summary

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 Frogsand a selection from Aristotle's Poetics.

Author Biography

Aeschylus (525-û456 bc) wrote more than seventy plays, of which seven have survived.

Euripides (c. 484-û406 bc) is believed to have written ninety-two dramas, fewer than twenty of which have survived.

Sophocles (496-û406 bc) wrote more than one hundred plays for the Athenian theater.

Shomit Dutta was educated at University College Oxford, and King-'s College London.

Simon Goodhill is a professor of Greek at Cambridge University and a fellow of King-'s College where he is director of studies in Classics.

Table of Contents

Preface to Agamemnonp. 3
Agamemnonp. 11
Preface to Oedipus Rexp. 71
Oedipus Rexp. 77
Preface to Medeap. 131
Medeap. 137
Preface to Frogsp. 185
Extracts from Frogsp. 193
Preface to Poeticsp. 227
Extracts from Poeticsp. 239
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