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Vellacott, Philip

Works: 72 works in 369 publications in 3 languages and 9,564 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Manuscripts  Comedy plays  Poetry  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Dictionaries 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor
Classifications: PA4246, 882.01
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Most widely held works by Philip Vellacott
The Oresteian trilogy : Agamemnon, the Choephori, the Eumenides by Aeschylus( Book )

60 editions published between 1956 and 2003 in English and held by 1,413 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
Prometheus bound ; The suppliants ; Seven against Thebes ; The Persians by Aeschylus( Book )

33 editions published between 1961 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 838 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 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The logic of tragedy : morals and integrity in Aeschylus' Oresteia by Philip Vellacott( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orestes, and other plays by Euripides( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1983 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Menander by Menander( Book )

9 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume III. This volume completes the Loeb Classical Library's new edition of the leading writer of New Comedy. W. Geoffrey Arnott, an internationally recognized Menander expert, provides a Greek text based on careful study of recently discovered papyri, a skilful translation, and full explanatory notes. So influential in antiquity -- his plays were adapted for the Roman stage by Plautus and Terence -- Menander's comic art can now be fully known and enjoyed. It is a comedy that focuses on the hazards of love and trials of family life. Volume III begins with Samia (The Woman from Samos), which has come down to us nearly complete. Here too are the very substantial extant portions of Sikyonioi (The Sicyonians) and Phasma (The Apparition) as well as Synaristosai (Women Lunching Together), on which Plautus' Cistellaria was based. The volume also includes a selection of papyrus fragments attributed to Menander. The surviving portions of ten Menander plays are in the second volume of Arnott's widely praised edition. Among these are the recently published fragments of Misoumenos (The Man She Hated), which sympathetically presents the flawed relationship of a soldier and a captive girl; and the surviving half of Perikeiromene (The Girl with Her Hair Cut Short), a comedy of mistaken identity and lovers' quarrel. Volume I contains six of Menander's plays, including the only complete one extant, Dyskolos (The Peevish Fellow), which won first prize in Athens in 317 B.C., and Dis Expaton (Twice a Swindler), the original of Plautus' Two Bacchises
The characters by Theophrastus( Book )

6 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The characters/ [by] Theophrastus ; [and], Plays and fragments/ [by] Menander by Theophrastus( Book )

10 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 78 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 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing in Latin: style & idiom for advanced Latin prose by D. P Simpson( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three plays by Isben by Euripides( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1986 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Oresteian trilogy : Agamemnon, the Choephori, the Eumenides
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Philip Vellacott English classical scholar

Vellacott, Philip

English (187)

Latin (1)

Chinese (1)

Prometheus bound ; The suppliants ; Seven against Thebes ; The PersiansOrestes, and other playsPrometheus bound and other playsThree plays by Isben