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Vellacott, Philip

Overview
Works: 84 works in 422 publications in 3 languages and 9,480 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragedies (Drama)  Poetry  Comedy plays  Records and correspondence  Illustrated works  Study guides  Revenge tragedies 
Roles: Translator, Author, Creator, for
Classifications: PA3975, 882.01
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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 )

64 editions published between 1956 and 2003 in English and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aeschylus (525-c.456 bc) set his great trilogy in the immediate aftermath of the Fall of Troy, when King Agamemnon returns to Argos, a victor in war. Agamemnon depicts the hero’s discovery that his family has been destroyed by his wife’s infidelity and ends with his death at her callous hand. Clytemnestra’s crime is repaid in The Choephori when her outraged son Orestes kills both her and her lover. The Eumenides then follows Orestes as he is hounded to Athens by the Furies’ law of vengeance and depicts Athene replacing the bloody cycle of revenge with a system of civil justice. Written in the years after the Battle of Marathon, The Oresteian Trilogy affirmed the deliverance of democratic Athens not only from Persian conquest, but also from its own barbaric past
The Bacchae, and other plays by Euripides( Book )

44 editions published between 1954 and 1986 in English and Chinese and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1963 and 1985 in English and held by 1,034 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 )

33 editions published between 1961 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 823 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 )

20 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1975 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orestes, and other plays by Euripides( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Characters of Theophrastus by Theophrastus( Book )

17 editions published between 1967 and 1973 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theophrastus' Characters is a collection of thirty short character-sketches of various types of individuals who walked the streets of Athens in the late fourth century BC. This edition presents a radically improved text for a unique work which had a profound influence on European literature. The translation is designed to be readable and reveals the nuances of the original Greek--through a comprehensive commentary that clarifies the often enigmatic references within the text
Medea by Euripides( Book )

12 editions published between 1953 and 1985 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripides was one of the most popular and controversial of all Greek tragedians, and his plays are marked by an independence of thought, ingenious dramatic devices, and a subtle variety of register and mood. He is also remarkable for the prominence he gave to female characters, whether heroines of virtue or vice. -- Amazon.com
Three plays by Euripides( Book )

25 editions published between 1953 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three plays of Euripides - Hippolytus, Iphigenia in Tauris, Alcestis
Three plays by Euripides( Book )

18 editions published between 1953 and 1986 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the greatest playwrights of Ancient Greece, the works of Euripides (484 406 BC) were revolutionary in their depiction of tragic events caused by flawed humanity, and in their use of the gods as symbols of human nature. The three plays in this collection show his abilities as the sceptical questioner of his age. Alcestis, an early drama, tells the tale of a queen who offers her own life in exchange for that of her husband; cast as a tragedy, it contains passages of satire and comedy. The tragicomedy Iphigenia in Tauris melodramatically reunites the ill-fated children of Agamemnon, while the pure tragedy of Hippolytus shows the fatal impact of Phaedra's unreasoning passion for her chaste stepson. All three plays explore a deep gulf that separates man from woman, and all depict a world dominated by amoral forces beyond human control
Prometheus bound and other plays by Aeschylus( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 60 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
Ordinary Latin by Philip Vellacott( Book )

7 editions published between 1962 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 60 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 21 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 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three plays by Isben by Euripides( Book )

7 editions published between 1970 and 1986 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prometheus bound ; Suppliants ; Seven against Thebes ; Persians by Aeschylus( Book )

2 editions published between 1961 and 1970 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Vellacott, Philip

Languages
English (316)

Chinese (2)

Latin (1)

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The Bacchae, and other playsMedea, and other playsPrometheus bound ; The suppliants ; Seven against Thebes ; The PersiansOrestes, and other playsThree playsThree playsPrometheus bound and other playsThree plays by IsbenPrometheus bound ; Suppliants ; Seven against Thebes ; Persians