Prose translations by Aimé Puech. These schoolbooks were published as two volumes in the same series ('Extraits des classiques grecs et latins traduits en français') but the second is not a sequel to the first. Both aim at providing an introduction to Greek tragedies but in different ways. Volume one begins with a twenty-pages treaty on tragedy and Aristotle's Poetics followed by a brief presentation of a number of plays from which passages are translated in prose. Aeschylus: Les Suppliantes, Les Sept contre Thèbes, Agamemnon, Les Choéphores, Les Euménides. Sophocles: Ajax, Electre, Oedipe Roi, Oedipe à Colone, les Trachiniennes, Philoctète. Euripides: Electre, Oreste, Médée, Hippolyte porte-couronne, Iphigénie en Tauride, Les Bacchantes. Volume two is both a complement and a different approach, since it gives full translations in prose of four plays not featured in the first book: Prométhée Enchaîné, Les Perses, Antigone and Iphigénie à Aulis. Both books are available online: volume I http://archive.org/stream/eschylesophoclee01puec#page/n5/mode/2up (29/03/12) volume II http://archive.org/stream/eschylesophoclee02puec#page/n5/mode/2up (29/03/2012).
Paris: G. Masson, 2 vol.
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