Agamemnon of Aeschylus

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A translation by R. Browning, published 1877. It aroused controversy because of its uncompromising literalness. The translation may be taken as an attack on the Hellenism of, e.g., M. Arnold; by making his own version ‘literally’ unreadable, Browning countered Arnold's claim that the Greeks were masters of the ‘grand style’.

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