Greek Tragedy

Greek Tragedy




Introduction by: Simon Goldhill
Editor: Shomit Dutta

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141439365
  • 352 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

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.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Table of Contents

Greek TragedyChronological Table
Introduction
Further Reading
A Note on the Texts

Preface to Agamemnon
Agamemnon by Aeschylus

Preface to Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles

Preface to Medea
Medea
by Euripides

Preface to Frogs
Extracts from Frogs by Aristophanes

Preface to Poetics
Extracts from Poetics by Aristotle

Notes
Genealogical Tables
Map of Ancient Greece

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