This new translation of Sophokles’ Women of Trachis is a living script in conversation with the past. Rachel Kitzinger, a Classicist, and Eamon Grennan, a poet, have captured the tones of ancient Greek in strong, swift English, making this translation suitable for a modern audience, whether as readers, listeners, or viewers. The unique addition of an audio recording of the text performed by Vassar College students contributes to the play's accessibility and vividness. Offering a picture both of domestic life and of the values and expectations that characterize Athenian men, Women of Trachis is a rich resource for those interested in gender roles in Greek antiquity.
Rachel Kitzinger occupied the Matthew Vassar Jr. Chair in Greek and Roman Studies at Vassar College until her retirement. Kitzinger co-edited the three-volume reference book Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean: Greece and Rome. She has published numerous articles and book chapters and given over a dozen recitals of ancient Greek poetry. She previously translated Sophokles's Oedipus at Colonus with Eamon Grennan.
Eamon Grennan was the Dexter M. Ferry Jr. Professor of English at Vassar College until his retirement. He is both a translator of poetry and a poet having published numerous books with Greywolf and Gallery Books.