Mr. Fagles gives us a very powerful translation of this text.
If reading the Fagles translation it may be helpful to read the lengthy introduction "The Serpent and the Eagle" for a good guide to the work.
Dedicated Greekless readers will of course want to read several, but neophytes should start here, the only version most will ever need.
Not my choice for a read, hard to interpret. Don't recommend buying unless it's required for a class.Published 13 days ago by Lou
Get it and read it because it's Greek drama. Fagles is a my favorite Greek/Latin translator. If you've read his Homer & Vergil, you know how fun he is to read. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Justin Wollenberg
I pick this book up and put it down a few times a year - its part of my personal reference library. Its a well put together book which is why it has a spot in my library.Published 4 months ago by b00kll0vr
The introduction alone is worth the price this book. Hundreds of Greek plays were, unfortunately, lost due to war, fire and simple ignorant destruction. Read morePublished 4 months ago by David K. Hill
Then she dropped the class. DOH! Far as I know it's sitting somewhere in new condition. I should put put it up for sale.Published 6 months ago by Atticus Finch
Glad to know that this translation and interpretation is still in print. It makes those like me who re-read it, for first time since college days, to see more than before.Published 7 months ago by john e burciaga
A true classic. Brought it for my son who is attending law school. Hard to believe that law schools don't cover this book, at least in passing. Very nice, readable translation.Published 7 months ago by Michael McLarnon
I had to read this book for my humanities class in college and I absolutely loved this book. I really great spin-off from The Iliad.Published 8 months ago by Tiffany
In this version of the Oresteia, the first half of the book is an academic treatise on the plays and the second half of the book were the plays themselves. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Anthony DeGuerre