The Bloomsbury Academic Greek Tragedy Bundle brings together the most trusted resources for serious study of ancient Greek drama. Featuring the most authoritative translations, line-by-line commentaries, in-depth introductions, and extensively annotated Greek texts, these volumes are a great place to start your classical study or to augment your library with the most advanced tools applied to the best texts.
Fifth-century Athens saw the flourishing of historiography, philosophy, politics, and science with Socrates, Plato, Herodotus, Thucydides, Pericles, and Hippocrates. But some of the most brilliant contributions to this first chapter of the Western canon were artistic. Sophocles, Aeschylus, and Euripides brought all the learning of the age home to Athenian hearts. Literacy in the work of these three playwrights is essential to a full understanding of the Athenian Golden Age and all Western art that followed.
This bundle includes:
- The Bloomsbury Academic Sophocles Collection (4 vols.)
- The Bloomsbury Academic Aeschylus Collection (4 vols.)
- The Bloomsbury Academic Euripides Collection (3 vols.)
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Many of the titles in this collection will download as two or three resources, including the Greek text, the English text, and commentary where applicable.
- Select works from the three great Greek Tragedians: Sophocles, Aeschylus, and Euripides
- Trusted translations, line-by-line commentary, and in-depth introductions
- Extensively annotated Greek texts
- Expert insight into ancient Greek tragedy’s structure, context, and reception through the centuries
- Bloomsbury Academic Sophocles Collection
About the Greek Tragedians
Sophocles (496–406 BC), with Aeschylus and Euripides, was one of the great tragic dramatists of Athens. He is considered one history’s greatest poets. The subjects of his plays were drawn from mythology and legend. His plays contain at least one heroic figure—a character whose strength, courage, or intelligence exceeds the human norm, but who also possesses extraordinary pride or self-assurance. This combination of qualities leads to a tragic end for his characters.
Aeschylus (525–456 BC) is the dramatist who made Athenian tragedy one of the world’s great art forms. He witnessed the establishment of democracy at Athens and fought against the Persians at Marathon. He won the tragic prize at the City Dionysia 13 times between 499 and 458 BC, and in his later years was victorious almost every time he put on a production.
Euripides (485–406 BC) is one of antiquity’s greatest poets. He has been prized in every age for the pathos, terror, surprising plot twists, and intellectual probing of his dramatic creations. He wrote nearly 90 plays, and of these, 18 have come down to us from antiquity.