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Lattimore, Richmond 1906-1984

Works: 326 works in 1,189 publications in 6 languages and 43,308 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Epic poetry, Greek  Tragedies (Drama)  Stories, plots, etc  Mythological plays  Comedy plays  Epic poetry  Juvenile works 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Annotator, Performer, tra
Classifications: PA4025.A5, 883
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Most widely held works by Richmond Lattimore
The Iliad by Homer( Book )

93 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 4,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A line-by-line rendering of the great epic retells, in free-running lines of six-beat verse, the great matter of the Trojan War, Achilles' and Hector's fallible heroism and deaths, and the comings and goings of gods and men
The Odyssey of Homer by Homer( Book )

44 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complete translation of the Greek poem recounting the experience of Odysseus during his return from the Trojan War
American poetry : the twentieth century( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 1500 poems by more than 200 well-known American poets, including Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens
The odes of Pindar by Pindar( Book )

36 editions published between 1926 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 1,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these odes of victory we are transported in a "blaze of whirling song" to the Greece of the heroes and of the sacred games. As Pindar celebrated the particular victory, invoked the protective deity and told the myths from heroic legend, he expressed the human spirit's loneliness, joy, bitterness and sorrow. The great poet's bold phrasing, deep knowledge of human nature and awareness that "man is of a day" ring strangely modern
The complete Greek tragedies by David Grene( Book )

29 editions published between 1060 and 1992 in English and held by 1,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetry of Greek tragedy by Richmond Lattimore( Book )

39 editions published between 1958 and 2003 in English and French and held by 1,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Six lectures ... given at the Johns Hopkins University in January, 1957, on the Percy Turnbull Memorial Lectureship of Poetry."
Greek lyrics by Richmond Lattimore( Book )

37 editions published between 1949 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 1,439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anonymous metrical inscriptions and drinking songs accompany biographical sketches and selections from the verse of Greek poets of the seventh and sixth centuries B.C
Story patterns in Greek tragedy by Richmond Lattimore( Book )

30 editions published between 1964 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Aristotle said that tragedy is an imitation of action, he meant that apart from other purposes and interests tragedy always acts out a story. With this definition in mind, the author examines the most important story patterns found in Greek tragedy. He asks: What are the most important story patterns found in Greek drama? What stories were available for the use of poets like Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides? What did tradition require, permit or forbid them to use? Bringing in many related elements of Greek tragedy, the author defines each of the story patterns suitable to the genre -- tracing the roots to the folklore and myths of ancient Greece." -- Back cover
Euripides by Euripides( Book )

7 editions published between 1955 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In nine paperback volumes, the Grene and Lattimore editions offer the most comprehensive selection of the Greek tragedies available in English. Over the years these authoritative, critically acclaimed editions have been the preferred choice of over three million readers for personal libraries and individual study as well as for classroom use
The four Gospels and the Revelation by Richmond Lattimore( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poet and translator of Greek classics Richard Lattimore applies his skills to the four gospels and the Revelation
Oresteia : Agamemnon, the Libation bearers, the Eumenides by Aeschylus( Book )

27 editions published between 1953 and 1992 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief discussion of the life of Aeschylus and the structure of early tragedy accompanies a translation of the three plays based on H.W. Smyth's Loeb Classical Library text
Iphigeneia in Tauris by Euripides( Book )

21 editions published between 1973 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern reader may have difficulty conceiving of Iphigeneia in Tauris as tragedy, for the term in our sense is associated with downfall, death, and disaster. But to the ancient Greeks, the use of heroic legend, the tragic diction and meters, and the tragic actors would have defined it as pure tragedy, the happy ending notwithstanding. While not one of his ""deep"" dramatic works, the play is Euripidean in many respects, above all in its recurrent theme of escape, symbolized in the rescue of Iphigeneia by Artemis, to whom she was about to be sacrificed. Richmond Lattimore--who has been calle
Greek tragedies by David Grene( Book )

9 editions published between 1960 and 1977 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains translations of plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides; a selection from The Complete Greek tragedies
The works and days. Theogony. The shield of Herakles by Hesiod( Book )

13 editions published between 1959 and 1978 in English and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epic poems by one who has been called the first Greek philosopher and theologian
The frogs by Aristophanes( Book )

11 editions published between 1962 and 1970 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among extant Greek comedies, the Frogs is unique for the light it throws on classical Greek attitudes to tragedy and to literature in general. It merits a much more extensive commentary than it has so far received, for the establishment of the text itself has rested for over a century on collations which were inadequate and inaccurate. At the same time, its most problematic passages have been the subject, in recent years, of more scholarly articles than those of any other Greek play
Aeschylus by Aeschylus( Book )

in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four comedies : Lysistrata, The Acharnians, The congresswomen, translated by Douglass Parker ; The frogs, translated by Richmond Lattimore by Aristophanes( Book )

8 editions published between 1969 and 1992 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New English versions of Lysistrata, The Frogs, The Birds, and Ladies' Day. "Thanks to Dudley Fitts ... we can appreciate Aristophanes' vigor, his robust style, his scorching wit, his earthy humor, his devotion to honesty and his poetic imagination" (Brooks Atkinson, New York Times). Index
Homer's Odyssey : a companion to the translation of Richmond Lattimore by P. V Jones( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Themes in Greek and Latin epitaphs by Richmond Lattimore( Book )

41 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hecuba by Euripides( Book )

35 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides a thorough philological and dramatic commentary on Euripides' Phoenissae, the first detailed commentary in English since 1911
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The Iliad
Alternative Names
Lattimore, Alexander Richmond 1906-1984

Lattimore, Richard

Lattimore, Richmond.

Lattimore, Richmond 1906-1984

Lattimore, Richmond A.

Lattimore, Richmond A. 1906-1984

Lattimore, Richmond Alexander.

Lattimore, Richmond Alexander 1906-1984

Richard Lattimore

Richmond Lattimore Amerikaans vertaler (1906-1984)

Richmond Lattimore Escriptor estatunidenc, traductor d'Homer

Richmond Lattimore US-amerikanischer Dichter und klassischer Übersetzer

Латтимор, Ричмонд

The Odyssey of HomerAmerican poetry : the twentieth centuryThe complete Greek tragediesThe poetry of Greek tragedyGreek lyricsEuripidesOresteia : Agamemnon, the Libation bearers, the EumenidesIphigeneia in Tauris