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Vellacott, Philip

Overview
Works: 75 works in 367 publications in 3 languages and 9,042 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Comedy plays 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Creator
Classifications: PA3975, 882.01
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Philip Vellacott
 
Most widely held works by Philip Vellacott
The Oresteian trilogy : Agamemnon, the Choephori, the Eumenides by Aeschylus( Book )

56 editions published between 1956 and 1999 in English and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A translation of the ancient Greek tragedies, "Agamemmon, " "The Choephori, " and "The Eumenides, " tracing the chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos, which is finally ended through the intervention of the goddess Athene
The Bacchae, and other plays by Euripides( Book )

40 editions published between 1954 and 1986 in English and Chinese and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ion, The women of Troy, Helen, The Bacchae
Medea, and other plays by Euripides( Book )

24 editions published between 1963 and 1985 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripides was a brilliant and powerful innovator within the traditional framework of Attic drama
Prometheus bound ; The suppliants ; Seven against Thebes ; The Persians by Aeschylus( Book )

26 editions published between 1961 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aeschylus was the first of the great Greek tragedians. The four plays presented in this volume -- together with the Oresteian Trilogy -- are all that survive of his work. "The Persians" is set against the Athenian victory at Salamis, which took place only eight years before the play was written. In "Seven against Thebes" the two sons of Oedipus are relentlessly pursued to their death by a family curse. But in "The Suppliants" and "Prometheus" conflict of principle is resolved by rational compromise. [Back cover]
Sophocles and Oedipus: a study of Oedipus Tyrannus with a new translation by Philip Vellacott( Book )

19 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ironic drama : a study of Euripides' method and meaning by Philip Vellacott( Book )

19 editions published between 1975 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three plays by Euripides( Book )

41 editions published between 1953 and 1986 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three plays of Euripides - Hippolytus, Iphigenia in Tauris, Alcestis
The logic of tragedy : morals and integrity in Aeschylus' Oresteia by Philip Vellacott( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bad-tempered man, or; The misanthrope, a play in five scenes by Menander( Book )

5 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Characters by Theophrastus( Book )

13 editions published between 1967 and 1973 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume collects important examples of Greek literary portraiture." "The Characters of Theophrastus consists of thirty fictional sketches of men who are each dominated by a single fault, such as arrogance, boorishness, or superstition. Unassuming in style, his character sketches nonetheless bear resemblance to the vivid figures of the period's New Comedy. The Hellenistic poet Herodas wrote mimes, a popular Greek entertainment in which one actor or a small group portrayed a situation from everyday urban life, concentrating on depiction of character rather than on plot. Here too in a new text and translation are substantial portions of the mimes of Sophron, a Syracusan of the 5th century B.C. whose work Plato is said to have enjoyed, as well as a selection of anonymous mime fragments." "The extant work of Sophron and the anonymous mime fragments are newly added to the Loeb Classical Library in this edition. And Jeffrey Rusten and Ian Cunningham have updated their editions of Theophrastus and Herodas (both first published in 1993) in light of the latest scholarship."--Jacket
Medea ; Hippolytus ; The Bacchae by Euripides( Book )

10 editions published between 1953 and 1985 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medea. Hyppolytus. The Bacchae by Euripides( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ordinary Latin by Philip Vellacott( Book )

7 editions published between 1962 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prometheus bound and other plays by Aeschylus( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first of the great Greek tragedians, Aeschylus wrote a large number of plays, of which seven survive. Of the four included in this volume, The Persians is unique in Greek tragedy in having as its subject matter a recent historical event, the defeat of the Persians at the famous battle of Salamis. The other three, Prometheus , The Suppliants and Seven Against Thebes , were all written as parts of trilogies and take their themes from Greek legend, but in each Aeschylus' interpretation reflects the morality of classical Athens. Thus, in Seven against Thebes the fate of the two protagonists, Eteocles and Polyneices, is not entirely controlled by the gods, for Eteocles is free to choose whether or not he should fight his brother. In Prometheus and The Suppliants Aeschylus shows that although the struggle of reason against violence can never be an easy one, it is reason that is the proper principle of civilized life
The oresteian trilogy : a theatre version by Aeschylus( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these plays, Aeschyluys (525bc-456bc) takes as his subject the bloody chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos - a chain finally broken only by the intervention of the goddess Athene
Writing in Latin: style & idiom for advanced Latin prose by D. P Simpson( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bacchae, Medea, Hippolytus by Euripides( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English reader's guide to Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus and Oedipus Coloneus by Philip Vellacott( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English reader's guide to Aeschylus' Oresteia by Philip Vellacott( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three plays: Alcestis; Hippolytus; Iphigenia in Tauris by Euripides( Book )

3 editions published between 1953 and 1970 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Medea, and other plays
Alternative Names
Philip Vellacott English classical scholar

Vellacott, Philip

Languages
English (289)

Chinese (2)

Latin (1)

Covers
The Bacchae, and other playsMedea, and other playsPrometheus bound ; The suppliants ; Seven against Thebes ; The PersiansThree playsPrometheus bound and other playsThe oresteian trilogy : a theatre version