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Lattimore, Richmond 1906-1984

Works: 255 works in 1,135 publications in 6 languages and 43,007 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Mythological plays  Tragedies (Drama)  Stories, plots, etc  History  Comedy plays  Epic poetry  Study guides 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, tra, Performer
Classifications: PA4025.A5, 883
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Publications about Richmond Lattimore
Publications by Richmond Lattimore
Publications by Richmond Lattimore, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Richmond Lattimore
The Iliad by Homer( Book )
65 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in English and held by 4,442 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 Homerus( Book )
44 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,109 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 by Library of America (Firm)( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,345 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 complete Greek tragedies by David Grene( Book )
62 editions published between 1060 and 2011 in English and held by 2,080 libraries worldwide
Euripides by Euripides( Book )
40 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,006 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 odes of Pindar by Pindar( Book )
28 editions published between 1926 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 1,699 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 poetry of Greek tragedy by Richmond Lattimore( Book )
39 editions published between 1958 and 2003 in English and French and held by 1,548 libraries worldwide
"Six lectures ... given at the Johns Hopkins University in January, 1957, on the Percy Turnbull Memorial Lectureship of Poetry."
Greek tragedies by David Grene( Book )
33 editions published between 1942 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,487 libraries worldwide
Contains translations of plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides; a selection from The Complete Greek tragedies
Greek lyrics by Richmond Lattimore( Book )
35 editions published between 1949 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 1,445 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 )
31 editions published between 1964 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,345 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
Oresteia : Agamemnon, the Libation bearers, the Eumenides by Aeschylus( Book )
43 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in English and held by 1,315 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
Agamemnon by Aeschylus( Book )
23 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and held by 1,225 libraries worldwide
Agamemnon makes a powerful impact on most audiences, even if they are unacquainted with the techniques of Aeschylean tragedy. Its subject is the human condition in its widest aspect
The four Gospels and the Revelation by tr Richmond Alexander Lattimore( Book )
17 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,106 libraries worldwide
Poet and translator of Greek classics Richard Lattimore applies his skills to the four gospels and the Revelation
Iphigeneia in Tauris by Euripides( Book )
20 editions published between 1973 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,008 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
Aeschylus by Aeschylus( Book )
14 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and Multiple languages and held by 998 libraries worldwide
Aeschylus (ca. 525-456 BCE), the dramatist who made Athenian tragedy one of the world's great art forms, witnessed the establishment of democracy at Athens and fought against the Persians at Marathon. He won the tragic prize at the City Dionysia thirteen times between ca. 499 and 458, and in his later years was probably victorious almost every time he put on a production, though Sophocles beat him at least once
The works and days. Theogony. The shield of Herakles by Hesiod( Book )
12 editions published between 1959 and 1978 in English and held by 976 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 1989 in English and Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and held by 931 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
Four comedies : Lysistrata, The Acharnians, The congresswomen, translated by Douglass Parker ; The frogs, translated by Richmond Lattimore by Aristophanes( Book )
7 editions published between 1969 and 1992 in English and held by 728 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 libraries worldwide
Themes in Greek and Latin epitaphs by Richmond Lattimore( Book )
42 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 659 libraries worldwide
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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 US-amerikanischer Dichter und klassischer Übersetzer
Латтимор, Ричмонд
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