Hugh Lloyd-Jones, editor & translator Sophocles.
Vol. 1: Ajax, Electra, Oedipus Tyrannus. 483 pages, $19.95.
Vol. 2: Antigone, The Women of Trachis, Philoctetes, Oedipus at Colonus. 599 pages, $19.95.
Loeb Classical Library/ Harvard University Press
reviewed by Donald Lyons
“Some things were current once that are current no longer. A public for an inexpensive bilingual Dante—Italian text, notes, and a facing version in unpretentious prose… . It was not presumed that the reader knew Italian, but that, possessing some acquaintance with Latin or one of the Romance languages, he would welcome a prose guide to the very words of the master in the original.” Hugh Kenner, writing here about the early years of the century, had his eye on the J. M. Dent edition of Dante but might as appropriately have instanced the Loeb Classical Library. The Loebs, published by Harvard for eighty-odd...