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THE TRAGEDIES OF EURIPIDES IN ENGLISH VERSE.

Vol. i, price 10/- net. Vols. ii and iii out of print.


The Alcestis, Medea, and Hecuba are published separately, price 1/9 each.


"Brilliant and scholarly. As regards execution, a strange thing has come to pass. Mr. Way is actually more successful in his rhymed lyric choral odes than in the dialogue. The choral odes have been the despair of translators, who have essayed every means of overcoming and evading the difficulty. Clearly the English lyric in the manner of Dryden or Collins is the best substitute; but who can be trusted to strike a clear and harmonious note on that lyre which is so irresponsive to a feeble touch? Mr. Way can . . the lyrics have a real lyric swing about them. There is hardly a choral ode in which we do not find really successful efforts to combine a highly poetic style with a faithful reproduction of the thought of the poet. The introduction on 'Euripides and his Work' is admirable; it is instructive, judicious, and eloquent . . most interesting. The student of Greek will admire his work for its fidelity and scholarship; and he who has no Greek will get nearer to Euripides than he ever approached before."—Saturday Review.

"Wonderfully successful; maintains a high level of dignity. We like more than ever the lilt of his rendering of choric metres. . . Will stand alone in the English language as the nineteenth century translation of Euripides."—Speaker.

"Mr. Way is, perhaps, the most successful living translator of the Greek poets. His Iliad is as spirited as Chapman's, and is, therefore, better than any other English version. His Euripides has the same fidelity to the original, with a spirit and movement which make the translation as readable as an English poem."—Daily News.

 
 

Æschylus in English Verse. 3 vols.
Sophocles in English Verse. 2 vols.
Virgil's Georgics in English Verse.
Virgil's Æneid in English Verse. Pt. i, bks. i—iii.
Theocritus, Bion, and Moschus in English Verse.
The Tale of the Argonauts in English Verse.
The Epodes of Horace in English Verse.
The Lay of the Nibelung Men in English Verse.
The Song of Roland in English Verse.
Homer, in "Manuals for Christian Thinkers" Series.