Philip Vellacott



Average rating: 4.1 · 9,869 ratings · 231 reviews · 18 distinct works
Logic of Tragedy: Morals an...

3.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1984
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Sophocles and Oedipus

4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1971 — 2 editions
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An English Reader's Guide T...

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Ironic Drama: A Study of Eu...

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1975 — 2 editions
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The Bacchae and Other Plays

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Prometheus Bound and Other ...

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Greek Tragedy

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4.18 avg rating — 934 ratings — published 1988 — 11 editions
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Medea and Other Plays: Mede...

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3.89 avg rating — 604 ratings — published 1963 — 10 editions
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The Oresteian Trilogy

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Alcestis and Other Plays

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3.83 avg rating — 2,254 ratings — published -438 — 189 editions
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“The highest ideal of a translation from Greek is achieved when the reader flings it impatiently into the fire, and begins patiently to learn the language for himself.”
Philip Vellacott, The Oresteia: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides



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