What are the best plays written in Ancient Greece?

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    #1Oedipus Rex

    Oedipus Rex

    Oedipus Rex is a Greek play written by ancient Greek playwright Sophocles. Th Literary Touchstone Edition of Oedipus Rex was translated by J.E. Thomas and edited by Elizabeth Osborne. It was published by Prestwick House, Inc.

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    Christina Russell
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Ancient Greece is not really one of the few topics that I love to read all about and gain knowledge on. The play is all about well, Ancient Greece and I am far from interested in it, I guess the reviews are mostly positive, but I am in no position to think that this is one of the best to put it forwardly."
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    #2Antigone

    Antigone

    Antigone is a story written by ancient writer Sophocles about Antigone, the heroine who challenged the King of Thebes into a dangerous test of wills for the right to bury her brother. This version is translated and printed in 2005.

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    Samuel Harper
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Antigone seems to fulfill the category that is provided by the topic. The book is very cheap and affordable and also has a lot of good reviews. The version was translated meaning it was once written in Ancient Greece."
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    #3Bacchae

    Bacchae
    Bacchae is a classic play written by the Greek playwright Euripides translated by Kenneth McLeish and Frederic Raphael. With over 90 pages, this book is first published in -405 and published in 1999 by Nick Hern Books.
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    Larry Fuller
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I definitely like this solution ! I love Greek literature and history and I can tell you that Euripides was one of the greatest tragedians of classical Greece and all his writings worth to be read. But Bacchae it is considerate the one of the greatest of all Greek tragedies."
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    #4Lysistrata

    Lysistrata

    Lysistrata is an ancient comedy play written by Aristophanes and translated by Sarah Ruden. The story revolves around one woman who forced other Greek women to withhold sex from their husbands in an effort to stop the Peloponnesian war.

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    Eric Lawrence
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Some Ancient Greek works, while historically relevant may pose problems to the average reader. This ancient comedy play has been tactfully translated and formatted for ease of reading, making it one of the best available to read. You do not have to be a historian to understand the underlying social/political commentary discussed by the play, nor the humor incorporated by the play. Thus, this book is a must if you are interested in plays written in Ancient Greece."
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    #5Electra

    Electra
    Electra is a story written by Sophocles detailing how Electra and her brother Orestes took vengeance against their mother Clytemnestra and step-father Aegisthus for murdering their real father Agamemnon after the Trojan War. 
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    #6Orestes

    Orestes
    Orestes is a classic tragedy play written by the Greek playwright Euripides and translated by Frank Nisetich and John Peck. With over 100 pages, this book is first published in -408 and published in 1995 by Oxford University.
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    Sun Kong
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "In my opinion this is one of the better stories of Greek tragedies and is of just the right length to be a good read. By using translators who write poetry themselves these translations are exceptionally enjoyable."
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    #7The Phoenician Women

    The Phoenician Women

    The Phoenician Women is a classic tragedy play written by the Greek playwright Euripides and translated by Brian Swann. With over 100 pages, this book is first published in -410 and published in 1992 by Oxford University.

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    Ofelia Torres
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This story looks a little boring. it only has 1 review total, and a bit outdated. I don't think I would personally choose this book for the topic."
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    #8The Trojan Women

    The Trojan Women

    The Trojan Women is a classic tragedy play written by the Greek playwright Euripides and translated by Gilbert Murray. With over 80 pages, this book is first published in -450 and published in 2006 by Digireads.com

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    Rachel Johnston
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Considered one of the best plays written in Ancient Greece, The Trojan Women tells a story of the aftermath of the Trojan War. It focuses on the fates of women of Troy and the struggles they faced for themselves and their families."
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    #9Alcestis

    Alcestis

    Alcestis is a classic tragedy play written by the Greek playwright Euripides and translated by William Arrowsmith. With over 100 pages, this book is first published in -438 and published in 1990 by Oxford University.

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    Lorena Vásquez
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "This translation isn't traditional, instead emphasis Greek themes and tones. It is a capable study of Greek literature, and the earliest of Euripides' works. It presents a solid look at his own (somewhat murky) philosophies, and if nothing else, is a good example of early philosophy. "
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    #10Sophocles, The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone

    Sophocles, The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone
    Sophocles, The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone is a History, Criticism, Literature , Fiction book written by Sophocles, Elizabeth Osborne, J.E. Thomas. 
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    Robert Gordon
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Sophocles, The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone is actually a far more intriguing book than I expected. There is a Greek flair to the writing which makes it feel historical and immersive. I really enjoyed this story of Oedipus Rex and the other Greeks."
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    #11Medea

    Medea
    Medea is a classic tragedy play written by the Greek playwright Euripides and translated by Rex Warner. With over 40 pages, this book is first published in -431 and published in 1993 by Dover Publications.
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    Louis Bradley
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Ancient Greece is known for its thrilling and gripping narratives. "Medea" is one such narrative, a powerful tragedy."

Summary

Best What are the best plays written in Ancient Greece
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Oedipus RexBooks 57 Paid
2AntigoneBooks 52 Paid
3BacchaeBooks 39 Paid
4LysistrataBooks 36 Paid
5ElectraBooks 26 Paid
6OrestesBooks 24 Paid
7The Phoenician WomenBooks 21 Paid
8The Trojan WomenBooks 20 Paid
9AlcestisBooks 16 Paid
10Sophocles, The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, AntigoneBooks 2 Paid
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