By Sophocles, Robert Bagg, James Scully
Award-winningpoet-playwrights Robert Bagg and James Scully presenta gripping new translation of Western literature’s earliest treasures in TheComplete performs of Sophocles. within the culture of Robert Fagles’bestselling translations of The Iliad and The Odyssey, andretaining the textual authenticity of Richmond Lattimore’sAeschylus, Bagg and Scully render Sophocles’ dramasaccessible and fascinating for the fashionable reader. scholars new to Athenian drama,readers of classical literature, and a person wishing to kindle anew theirpassion for Greek tragedy will locate not more alluring front to thesemilestones of worldwide literature than in Bagg andScully’s The entire performs of Sophocles.
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