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Grene, David

Overview
Works: 264 works in 871 publications in 3 languages and 22,745 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Tragedies (Drama)  Mythological plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragicomedies  Biography  Autobiographies  Juvenile works  Sources 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, Honoree, Other, Contributor
Classifications: D58, 882.01
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Most widely held works about David Grene
 
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The complete Greek tragedies by David Grene( Book )

29 editions published between 1060 and 1992 in English and held by 1,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reality and the heroic pattern : last plays of Ibsen, Shakespeare, and Sophocles by David Grene( Book )

19 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek tragedies by David Grene( Book )

31 editions published between 1959 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,119 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 1,063 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 )

25 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and Multiple languages and held by 930 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
Greek political theory : the image of man in Thucydides and Plato by David Grene( Book )

35 editions published between 1950 and 1967 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophocles I by Sophocles( Book )

23 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oedipus, the King; Oedipus at Colonus; Antigone--Greek tragedies
The Oresteia by Aeschylus( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 561 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."
Euripides II by Euripides( Book )

25 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripides III contains the plays ?Heracles,? translated by William Arrowsmith; ?The Trojan Women,? translated by Richmond Lattimore; ?Iphigenia among the Taurians,? translated by Anne Carson; and ?Ion,? translated by Ronald Frederick Willetts. 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. In this highly anticipated third edition, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. Most have carefully updated the translations to bring them even closer to the ancient Greek while retaining the vibrancy for which our English versions are famous. This edition also includes brand-new translations of Euripides? Medea, The Children of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia among the Taurians, fragments of lost plays by Aeschylus, and the surviving portion of Sophocles?s satyr-drama The Trackers. New introductions for each play offer essential information about its first production, plot, and reception in antiquity and beyond. In addition, each volume includes an introduction to the life and work of its tragedian, as well as notes addressing textual uncertainties and a glossary of names and places mentioned in the plays. In addition to the new content, the volumes have been reorganized both within and between volumes to reflect the most up-to-date scholarship on the order in which the plays were originally written. The result is a set of handsome paperbacks destined to introduce new generations of readers to these foundational works of Western drama, art, and life
The actor in history : a study in Shakespearean stage poetry by David Grene( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published in 1950 in English and Undetermined and held by 516 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 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophocles by Sophocles( Book )

3 editions published in 1954 in English and Undetermined and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripides III by Euripides( Book )

15 editions published between 1947 and 1996 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contents: Orestes. Iphigenia in Aulis. Electra. The Phoenician women. The Bacchae
Greek tragedies( Book )

3 editions published between 1964 and 1969 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aeschylus II : the suppliant maidens ; The Persians ; Seven against Thebes ; Prometheus bound by Aeschylus( Book )

16 editions published between 1956 and 1972 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete Greek tragedies by David Grene( Book )

2 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripides by Euripides( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of farming & classics : a memoir by David Grene( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fiercely independent thinker, colorful storyteller, and spirited teacher, David Grene devoted his life to two things: farming, which he began as a boy in Ireland and continued into old age; and classics, which he taught for several decades that culminated in his translating and editing, with Richmond Lattimore, of The Complete Greek Tragedies. In this charming memoir, which he wrote during the years leading up to his death in 2002 at the age of eighty-nine, Grene weaves together these interests to tell a quirky and absorbing story of the sometimes turbulent and always interesting life he split between the University of Chicago-where he helped found the Committee on Social Thought-and the farm he kept back in Ireland. Charting the path that took him from Europe to Chicago in 1937, and encompassing his sixty-five-year career at the university, Grene's book draws readers into the heady and invigorating climate of his time there. And it is elegantly balanced with reflections stemming from his work on the farm where he hunted, plowed and regularly traveled on horseback to bring his cows home for milking. Grene's form and humor are quite his own, and his brilliant storytelling will enthrall anyone interested in the classics, rural Ireland, or twentieth-century intellectual history, especially as it pertains to the University of Chicago
 
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The history
Alternative Names
David Grene US-amerikanischer Klassikgelehrter

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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The historyAeschylusSophocles II : Ajax ; The women of Trachis ; Electra ; PhiloctetesThe OresteiaEuripides IISophoclesEuripides IIIGreek tragedies