Seven Famous Greek Plays
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Seven Famous Greek Plays

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"In the interval between the epics of Homer...and the age of the three great tragic poets, thinkers began to explore the various phenomena of the external world and came to understand many aspects of nature which had hitherto been shrouded in complete mystery. The creative literary activity of this epoch likewise betokens on the part of the Greeks an increasingly higher le...more
Paperback, 480 pages
Published July 12th 1955 by Vintage (first published 1938)
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Jayne Stacconi
Although Sophocles' Antigone is a must read--really, as all of these plays are--my favorite was Aristopahnes' The Frogs. I love the humor and wit, especially between Dionysus and his slave. The play isn't terribly long, so if you have a spare sitting it's really worth your time. Also, the language is simple and nothing like the complexity of Shakespearean plays, which makes for a topical and easy evening read.
Good reads, I recommend it to anyone interested in Greek Plays.
This is a book with 7 different Greek plays in it. I read Antigone in high school, and loved it. I am excited to read the other six in here to pick one to teach next year.

Okay, I didn't read all 7 of the plays, but I found two that I LOVE! They aren't too long, so I'll teach them both the same midterm next year. :) It'll be new and excitingly different, and I'll get to throw in some Greek mythology mini-lessons first. :) YEA! The two I love are called Alcestis and Medea. :D I gave it five stars...more
The Seven Famous Greek Plays tells the stories of many different God's and some of their adventures. For example, the story of how Arachne had a competition and morphed this one girl into a arachnid (spider). Or the story of Chronus and how he ate his children and how the mighty Titans rebelled against their creator. I would recommend this book to avid fanatics of Greek plays, myths and legends.
Lenny Husen
Out of print. Plays great, well translated.
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