Medea Hippolytus Heracles Bacchae

Author: Euripides
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9781585105991
Release Date: 2012-12-21
Genre: Drama

This anthology includes four outstanding translations of Euripides’ plays: Medea, Bacchae, Hippolytus, and Heracles. These translations remain close to the original, with extensive introductions, interpretive essays, and footnotes. This series is designed to provide students and general readers with access to the nature of Greek drama, Greek mythology, and the context of Greek culture, as well as highly readable and understandable translations of four of Euripides most important plays. Focus also publishes each play as an individual volume.

Medea Hippolytus Heracles Bacchae

Author: Euripides
Publisher: Focus Pub R Pullins & Company
ISBN: 158510048X
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Drama

English translations of four of Euripides' most popular tragedies, with notes, extensive introductions, and two interpretive essays by Michael R . Halleran.

Casina Amphitryon Captivi Pseudolus

Author: Plautus
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9781585106158
Release Date: 2013-04-01
Genre: Drama

This anthology contains English translations of four plays by one of the best practitioners of Roman comedy, Plautus. The plays Casina, Amphitryon, Captivi and Pseudolus provide an introduction to the world of Roman comedy. As with all Focus translations, the emphasis is on a handsomely produced, inexpensive, readable edition that is close to the original, with an extensive introduction, notes and appendices.

Medea

Author: Euripides
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9781585104642
Release Date: 2011-12-15
Genre: Drama

This is an English translation of Euripides' tragedy Medea based upon the myth of Jason and Medea and her revenge against her husband Jason. Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture.

Siegeslieder

Author: Pindar
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783050092171
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: History

Pindar, geboren 522/518 v. Chr. bei Theben, hat Chorlyrik überwiegend religiösen Inhalts geschrieben: Hymnen, Paiane und Dithyramben, aber auch Mädchenlieder, Tanzlieder und Trauergesänge. Vollständig erhalten geblieben sind die vier Bücher Siegeslieder (Epinikien), die den strengen Stil mythischer Dichtung mit der Sprache der sportlichen Wettkämpfe verbinden. Mit dieser Verschränkung von aktuellem Anlass, mythischem Hintergrund, überlieferter Lebensweisheit und poetologischer Reflexion werden Spannungsbögen entworfen, die in der antiken wie in der modernen Lyrik einzigartig sind. Bereits in hellenistischer Zeit galt Pindar als der Lyriker schlechthin. Nicht anders sahen ihn die Römer, wobei Horaz in seiner Ode 4,2 warnt, der Versuch, Pindar nachzuahmen, könne leicht wie der Flug des Ikaros mit einer Bruchlandung enden. In Deutschland beginnt die Wirkungsgeschichte mit Klopstock, reicht über Hölderlin und die Dichter des Sturm und Drang, wie den jungen Goethe, hin zu Nietzsche und den George-Kreis. Auch in der Lyrik Ezra Pounds sind Nachklänge der Oden Pindars unverkennbar. Die vorliegende Ausgabe der Siegeslieder bietet neben dem griechischen Text eine Übersetzung, deren Präzision es dem Kenner des Griechischen ermöglicht, sich in den Urtext einzulesen. Pindars Bildwelt wird exakt reproduziert, gewissermaßen "dokumentiert", in einer rhythmisierten Prosa, die eigenständig neben früheren Pindar-Verdeutschungen steht. Die sprachliche Struktur des Originals wird in ihrer harten Fügung bewahrt und nicht einer Umsetzung in das Gewohnte geopfert. Zugleich wird eine Annäherung an eine unserer Zeit gemäße Sprachform erreicht, die dem literarisch Interessierten den Zugang zu Pindar entschließt. Eingehende Analyse zur Deutung und zur Wirkungsgeschichte können zu einem vertieften Verständnis führen.

Lysistrata

Author: Aristophanes
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9781585104727
Release Date: 2011-12-14
Genre: Drama

This English translation of Aristophanes’ most popular comedy will appeal to the modern reader because of its lively and imaginative plot, memorable heroine, good jokes, and appeal for peace and tolerance between nations and between the sexes. This edition includes background material on the historical and cultural context of this work, suggestions for further reading, notes, and a map. The Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture and the roots of contemporary thought.

The Homeric Hymns

Author: Susan C. Shelmerdine
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9781585104772
Release Date: 2012-02-15
Genre: Poetry

This is a collection of the standard texts of ancient Greek which are important components of what we know about Greek myth, religion, language and culture. All of the works collectively known as the Homeric Hymns are collected and translated here in their entirety, and the work includes ample notes and an introduction to provide information on the works' historic importance, a chronological table, genealogical chart, maps of Greece and the Aegean Islands, and illustrations of vase paintings with mythological themes. This edition is part of the Focus Classical Library.

Die Bakchen

Author: Euripides
Publisher:
ISBN: HARVARD:HN23DZ
Release Date: 1903
Genre:


Antigone

Author: Sophocles
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9781585106042
Release Date: 2012-12-21
Genre: Drama

This is an English translation of Sophocles’ tragedy of Antigone and her fate when she decides to bury her dead brother Polyneices. Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture.

B cher auf R dern

Author: Ian Sansom
Publisher:
ISBN: 3492253911
Release Date: 2009
Genre: London - Bibliothekar - Arbeitsplatzwechsel - Provinz Lebensraum - Nordirland - Belletristische Darstellung


Roman Comedy

Author: Titus Maccius Plautus
Publisher: Focus
ISBN: NWU:35556041406380
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Drama

The Focus Classical Library is dedicated to publishing the best of Classical literature in contemporary translations with notes and introductions, so as to provide modern students access to the thought and context at the roots of contemporary culture. Five new translations of Rome's finest comic playwrights, Plautus and Terence, are included in this single volume. The five plays: Menaechmi, Rudens, Truculentus, Adelphoe, and Eunuchus provide an introduction to the world of Roman comedy by two of its best practitioners. These modern translations inlcude notes, an extensive introduction, and appendices.

Euripides

Author: Euripides
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105048482926
Release Date: 1859
Genre: Drama


Selected speeches of Lysias

Author: Lysias
Publisher: Focus Pub R Pullins & Company
ISBN: UOM:39015060059576
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: History

This text is a commentary in the original Greek, with an introductory essay, notes, a complete vocabulary and an introduction to how to use the resources in the Perseus Digital Library. The speeches in this text show the best and worst of Classical Athens, from tawdry affairs aired in the law courts to Athens' heroic self-image portrayed in the funeral Oration, including "On the Murder of Eratosthenes," "Funeral Oration," "Defense Against Simon," "On a Wound by Premeditation," and "On the Refusal of a Pension."

Plato s Euthyphro and Clitophon

Author: Jacques Bailly
Publisher: Focus Pub R Pullins & Company
ISBN: 1585100595
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: History

A Greek language reader with extensive commentary in English; it is an ideal introduction to Plato and Greek prose. The Greek is clear and easy to follow but not overly simple, with word-by-word, line-by-line commentary including grammar help and explanation.

Medea

Author: Euripides
Publisher:
ISBN: UCAL:$B706219
Release Date: 1931
Genre: