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Grene, David

Overview
Works: 291 works in 945 publications in 3 languages and 22,746 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Tragedies (Drama)  Mythological plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragicomedies  Poetry  Biography  Autobiographies  Juvenile works 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, Honoree, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PA3827.A7, 882.01
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God and the land : the metaphysics of farming in Hesiod and Vergil by Stephanie A Nelson( )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 2,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this pathbreaking book, which includes a powerful new translation of Hesiod's Works and Days by esteemed translator David Grene, Stephanie Nelson argues that a society's vision of farming contains deep indications about its view of the human place within nature, and our relationship to the divine. She contends that both Hesiod in the Works and Days and Vergil in the Georgics saw farming in this way, and so wrote their poems not only about farming itself, but also about its deeper ethical and religious implications. Hesiod, Nelson argues, saw farming as revealing that man must live by the sweat of his brow, and that good, for human beings, must always be accompanied by hardship. Within this vision justice, competition, cooperation, and the need for labor take their place alongside the uncertainties of the seasons and even of particular lucky and unlucky days to form a meaningful whole within which human life is an integral part. Vergil, Nelson argues, deliberately modeled his poem upon the Works and Days, and did so in order to reveal that his is a very different vision. Hesiod saw the hardship in farming; Vergil sees its violence as well. Farming is for him both our life within nature, and also our battle against her. Against the background of Hesiods poem, which found a single meaning for human life, Vergil thus creates a split vision and suggests that human beings may be radically alienated from both nature and the divine. Nelson argues that both the Georgics and the Works and Days have been misread because scholars have not seen the importance of the connection between the two poems, and because they have not seen that farming is the true concern of both, farming in its deepest and most profoundly unsettling sense. -- Amazon.com
The complete Greek tragedies by David Grene( Book )

26 editions published between 1060 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophocles by Sophocles( Book )

32 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophocles with Aeschylus and Euripides, was one of the three great tragic poets of Athens, and is considered one of the world's greatest poets. The subjects of his plays were drawn from mythology and legend. Each play contains at least one heroic figure, a character whose strength, courage, or intelligence exceeds the human norm - but who also has more than ordinary pride and self-assurance. These qualities combine to lead to a tragic end. -- Jacket
Reality and the heroic pattern : last plays of Ibsen, Shakespeare, and Sophocles by David Grene( Book )

17 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek tragedies by David Grene( Book )

31 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains translations of plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides; a selection from The Complete Greek tragedies
The history by Herodotus( Book )

14 editions published between 1959 and 1988 in English and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Grene, one of the best known translators of the Greek classics, splendidly captures the peculiar quality of Herodotus, the father of history. Here is the historian, investigating and judging what he has seen, heard, and read, and seeking out the true causes and consequences of the great deeds of the past. In his History, the war between the Greeks and Persians, the origins of their enmity, and all the more general features of the civilizations of the world of his day are seen as a unity and expressed as the vision of one man who as a child lived through the last of the great acts in this universal drama. In Grene's remarkable translation and commentary, we see the historian as a storyteller, combining through his own narration the skeletal "historical" facts and the imaginative reality toward which his story reaches. Herodotus emerges in all his charm and complexity as a writer and the first historian in the Western tradition, perhaps unique in the way he has seen the interrelation of fact and fantasy
Aeschylus by Aeschylus( Book )

28 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and Multiple languages and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixty years ago, the University of Chicago Press undertook a momentous project: a new translation of the Greek tragedies that would be the ultimate resource for teachers, students, and readers. They succeeded. Under the expert management of eminent classicists David Grene and Richmond Lattimore, those translations combined accuracy, poetic immediacy, and clarity of presentation to render the surviving masterpieces of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides in an English so lively and compelling that they remain the standard translations. Today, Chicago is taking pains to ensure that our Greek tragedies remain the leading English-language versions throughout the twenty-first century
The complete Greek tragedies by David Grene( Book )

8 editions published between 1954 and 1959 in English and Undetermined and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V. 1. Aeschylus I: Agamemnon. The libation bearers. The Eumenides. Prometheus bound. --v. 3. Sophocles I: Oedipus the King. Oedipus at Colonus. Antigone. --v. 4. Sophocles II: Ajax. The women of Trachis. Electra. Philoctetes.--v. 5. Euripides I: Alcestis. The Medea. The Heracleidae. Hippolytus. The cyclops. Heracles. Iphigenia in Tauris.--v. 6. Euripides II: Helen. Hecuba. Andromache. The Trojan women. Ion. Rhesus. The suppliant women.--v. 7. Euripides III: Orestes. Iphigenia in Aulis. Electra. The Phonecian women. The Bacchae
Greek political theory : the image of man in Thucydides and Plato by David Grene( Book )

32 editions published between 1950 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oresteia by Aeschylus( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presents a complete modern translation of the ancient Greek trilogy which traces the chain of murder and revenge withon the royal family of Argos, and includes an abridged stage adaptation of the tragedies."
The actor in history : a study in Shakespearean stage poetry by David Grene( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophocles I by Sophocles( Book )

23 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man in his pride; a study in the political philosophy of Thucydides and Plato by David Grene( Book )

13 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three Greek tragedies in translation by David Grene( Book )

11 editions published between 1942 and 1956 in English and Undetermined and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripides by Euripides( Book )

3 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek tragedies by David Grene( Book )

8 editions published between 1960 and 1969 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In three paperback volumes, the Grene and Lattimore editions offer a selection of the most important and characteristic plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides from the nine-volume anthology of The Complete Greek Tragedies. Over the years these authoritative, critically acclaimed editions have been the preferred choice of more than three million readers for personal libraries and individual study as well as for classroom use
Sophocles I-II by Sophocles( Book )

22 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripides V by Euripides( Book )

20 editions published between 1947 and 2002 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contents: Orestes. Iphigenia in Aulis. Electra. The Phoenician women. The Bacchae
Euripides II by Euripides( Book )

17 editions published between 1956 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophocles II : Ajax ; The women of Trachis ; Electra ; Philoctetes by Sophocles( Book )

6 editions published between 1957 and 1992 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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God and the land : the metaphysics of farming in Hesiod and Vergil
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The complete Greek tragediesSophoclesGreek tragediesThe historyAeschylusThe OresteiaSophocles IGreek tragedies
Alternative Names
David Grene US-amerikanischer Klassikgelehrter

Grene D.

Grene, David 1913-2002

Grene, William David

Grene, William David 1913-2002

Грене, Дэвид

グリーン, デイヴィッド

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