Greek tragedy, the fountainhead of all western drama, is widely read by students in a variety of disciplines. Segal here presents twenty-nine of the finest modern essays on the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. All Greek has been translated, but the original footnotes have been retained. Contributors include Anne Burnett, E.R. Dodds, Bernard M.W. Knox, Hugh Lloyd-Jones, Karl Reinhardt, Jacqueline de Romilly, Bruno Snell, Jean-Pierre Vernant and Cedric Whitman.
‘This is a sensational collection for a course in translation … Quite frankly, my students love it, and it has definitely raised the tone of this course in translation. I will always use it.’ W. Jeffrey Tatum, Florida State University
‘A major anthology of useful information, incisive criticism skillfully framed.’ Albert Wachtel, Pitzer College
‘Both classicists and the Greekless have reason for gratitude … for this extremely useful collection….A brief review cannot hope to do justice to such riches.’ E.M. Jenkinson’A very useful collection.’ Greece and Rome