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  • Oedipus Tyrannusby Sophocles; Peter Meineck; Paul Woodruff

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2000; US$ 6.95

    Peter Meineck and Paul Woodruff's collaboration on this new translation combines the strengths that have recently distinguished both as translators of Greek tragedy: expert knowledge of the Greek and of the needs of the teaching classicist, intimate knowledge of theatre, and an excellent ear for the spoken word. Their Oedipus Tyrannus features... more...

  • Antigoneby Sophocles; Paul Woodruff

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2001; US$ 6.50

    "Woodruff?s work with Peter Meineck makes this text one that is accessible to today?s students and could be staged for modern audiences. Line notes printed at the bottom of the page bring a reader further quick assistance. . . . ?The choral odes as rendered here deserve special notice. After giving a succinct analysis of each in his introduction,... more...

  • Symposiumby Paul Woodruff; Alexander Nehamas

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1989; US$ 8.95

    "A model of the kind of text one needs for lecture courses: the translation is extremely readable and made even more accessible by intelligent printing decisions (on dividing the text, spacing for clarification, etc.); the notes are kept to a minimum but appear when they are really needed for comprehension and are truly informative. And the introduction... more...

  • On Justice, Power, and Human Natureby Thucydides; Paul Woodruff

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1993; US$ 10.95

    Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language and culture, this collection of extracts from The History of the Peloponnesian War includes those passages that shed most light on Thucydides? political theory?famous as well as important but lesser-known pieces frequently overlooked by nonspecialists. Newly translated into... more...

  • The Electra Playsby Aeschylus; Euripides; Sophocles; Paul Woodruff; Justina Gregory

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 11.50

    Peter Meineck is Clinical Assistant Professor of Classics, New York University , and Artistic Director of the Aquila Theatre Company. Cecelia Eaton Luschnig is Professor Emerita of Classics, University of Idaho . Paul Woodruff is Professor of Philosophy and Classics, University of Texas at Austin . Justina Gregory is Professor of Classical Languages... more...

  • First Democracyby Paul Woodruff

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 19.99

    Provides an introduction to the roots of one of our most cherished institutions: government for and by the people. more...

  • Reverence: Renewing a Forgotten Virtueby Paul Woodruff

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 13.99

    Looks at the meaning of reverence and its role in religion and society. more...

  • The Ajax Dilemmaby Paul Woodruff

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 18.99

    We live in a world where CEOs give themselves million dollar bonuses even as their companies go bankrupt and ordinary workers are laid off; where athletes make millions while teachers struggle to survive; a world, in short, where rewards are often unfairly meted out. In The Ajax Dilemma, Paul Woodruff examines one of today's most pressing moral... more...

  • Reverenceby Paul Woodruff

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 11.99

    Reverence is an ancient virtue that survives among us in half-forgotten patterns of civility and moments of inarticulate awe. Reverence gives meaning to much that we do, yet the word has almost passed out of our vocabulary. Reverence, says philosopher and classicist Paul Woodruff, begins in an understanding of human limitations. From this grows the... more...

  • Bacchaeby Euripides; Paul Woodruff

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 6.50

    [Woodruff?s translation] is clear, fluent, and vigorous, well thought out, readable and forceful. The rhythms are right, ever-present but not too insistent or obvious. It can be spoken instead of read and so is viable as an acting version; and it keeps the lines of the plot well focused. The Introduction offers a good survey of critical approaches.... more...