Announcing a major new Folio publication

Five-volume illustrated edition of The Complete Greek Tragedies now available to order

With The Complete Greek Tragedies, The Folio Society has published a definitive edition of one of the cornerstones of Western culture. In five volumes, the extant works of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides are gathered, with newly commissioned prefaces for each volume: Ruth Padel on Aeschylus, Simon Goldhill on Sophocles, and Peter Stothard, Lawrence Norfolk and Germaine Greer each introducing one of the Euripides volumes. The translations used, from the University of Chicago editions, have become the standard texts. A total of 33 great works of art are included, such as Pallas Athene attributed to Rembrandt and The Bacchae by Luca Giordano, with each plate tipped in, facing the title page of the play in question. Each volume also features a bust of the playwright as its frontispiece. The Folio Society has previously published The Oresteia of Aeschylus, but never before have we produced editions of Sophocles' and Euripides' plays: this five-volume set brings together an essential part of our cultural inheritance, and represents a landmark publication for us. Click here to find out more about this edition.

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