[UCP Books]: The Complete Greek Tragedies: Third Edition


“These authoritative translations consign all other complete collections to the wastebasket.”

Robert Brustein, The New Republic

 The Complete Greek Tragedies

Third Edition

Edited by David Grene and Richmond Lattimore

Third Edition edited by Mark Griffith and Glenn W. Most

Publication date: May 15, 2013 International publication date: 27 May 2013


For the past sixty years, the University of Chicago Press’s The Complete Greek Tragedies have been the ultimate resource for teachers, students, and readers. The translations, managed by eminent classicists David Grene and Richmond Lattimore, combined accuracy, poetic immediacy, and clarity of presentation to render the surviving masterpieces of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides into lively and compelling English.
This highly anticipated third edition is the most significant revision of the plays since their first publication, carefully updating the translations to bring them even closer to the ancient Greek while retaining the vibrancy for which Chicago’s versions are famous. This edition includes brand-new translations of Euripides’s Medea, The Children of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia among the Taurians, fragments of lost plays by Aeschylus, and the surviving portion of Sophocles’s satyr-drama The Trackers; new introductions for each play that offer essential information about its first production; and an introduction to the life and work of its tragedian, notes addressing textual uncertainties, and a glossary of names and places in each volume.

This edition also reorganizes the plays both within and between volumes to reflect the most up-to-date scholarship on the order in which they were first written. The result is a set of handsome paperbacks that will introduce new generations of readers to these foundational works of Western drama, art, and life.
David Grene(1913–2002) taught classics for many years at the University of Chicago. Richmond Lattimore (1906–1984) was a poet and translator best known for his translations of the Greek classics, especially his versions of the Iliad and the Odyssey. Mark Griffith is professor of classics and of theater, dance, and performance studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Glenn W. Most is professor of ancient Greek at the Scuola Normale Superiore at Pisa and a visiting member of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago.

For additional information, please contact Laura Avey at (773)702-0376 or lavey@press.uchicago.edu.


Aeschylus I
The Persians, translated by Seth Benardete
The Seven Against Thebes, translated by David Grene
The Suppliant Maidens, translated by Seth Benardete
Prometheus Bound, translated by David Grene
Paper ISBN-13: 978-0-226-31144-9            $13.00/£9.00
E-book ISBN: 978-0-226-31145-6
Euripides V
The Bacchae, translated by William Arrowsmith
Iphigenia in Aulis, translated by Charles R. Walker
The Cyclops, translated by William Arrowsmith
Rhesus, translated by Richmond Lattimore
Paper ISBN-13: 978-0-226-30898-2             $13.00/£9.00
E-book ISBN: 978-0-226-30933-0
Aeschylus II
The Oresteia, translated by Richmond Lattimore
Proteus (fragment), translated by Mark Griffith
Paper ISBN-13: 978-0-226-31147-0           $12.00/£8.50
E-book ISBN: 978-0-226-31148-7
Sophocles I
Antigone, translated by Elizabeth Wyckoff
Oedipus the King, translated by David Grene
Oedipus at Colonus, translated by Robert Fitzgerald
Paper ISBN-13: 978-0-226-31151-7             $12.00/£8.50
E-book ISBN: 978-0-226-31153-1
Euripides I
Alcestis, translated by Richmond Lattimore
Medea, translated by Oliver Taplin
The Children of Heracles, translated by Mark Griffith
Hippolytus, translated by David Grene
Paper ISBN-13: 978-0-226-30880-7           $12.00/£8.50
E-book ISBN: 978-0-226-30934-7
Sophocles II
Ajax, translated by John Moore
The Women of Trachis, translated by Michael Jameson
Electra, translated by David Grene
Philoctetes, translated by David Grene
The Trackers, translated by Mark Griffith
Paper ISBN-13: 978-0-226-31155-5             $13.00/£9.00
E-book ISBN: 978-0-226-31156-2
Euripides II
Andromache, translated by Deborah Roberts
Hecuba, translated by William Arrowsmith
The Suppliant Women, translated by Frank William Jones
Electra, translated by Emily Townsend Vermeule
Paper ISBN-13: 978-0-226-30878-4           $13.00/£9.00
E-book ISBN: 978-0-226-30935-4
Greek Tragedies 1
Aeschylus: Agamemnon, Prometheus Bound
Sophocles: Oedipus the King, Antigone
Euripides: Hippolytus
Paper ISBN-13: 978-0-226-03528-4             $12.00/£8.50
E-book ISBN: 978-0-226-03531-4
Euripides III
Heracles, translated by William Arrowsmith
The Trojan Women, translated by Richmond Lattimore
Iphigenia among the Taurians, translated by Anne Carson
Ion, translated by Ronald Frederick Willetts
Paper ISBN-13: 978-0-226-30882-1           $13.00/£9.00
E-book ISBN: 978-0-226-30936-1
Greek Tragedies 2
Aeschylus: The Libation Bearers
Sophocles: Electra
Euripides: Iphigenia among the Taurians, Electra, The Trojan Women
Paper ISBN-13: 978-0-226-03559-8             $12.00/£8.50
E-book ISBN: 978-0-226-03562-8
Euripides IV
Helen, translated by Richmond Lattimore
The Phoenician Women, translated by Elizabeth Wyckoff
Orestes, translated by William Arrowsmith
Paper ISBN-13: 978-0-226-30896-8           $13.00/£9.00
E-book ISBN: 978-0-226-30937-8
Greek Tragedies 3
Aeschylus: The Eumenides
Sophocles: Philoctetes, Oedipus at Colonus
Euripides: The Bacchae, Alcestis
Paper ISBN-13: 978-0-226-03593-2             $12.00/£8.50
E-book ISBN: 978-0-226-03609-0



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