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Classical Translations and Editions by Women

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Aeschylus/Sophocles/Euripides

Carson, Anne (2009) An Oresteia. Faber & Faber.

Aeschylus

Hall, Edith (1996) Persians (Classical texts). Aris & Phillips.

Swanwick, Anna (1886) The Dramas of Aeschylus. 4th edition. George Bell.

Alcaeus

Voigt, Eva-Maria (1971) Sappho et Alcaeus. Polak & van Gennep.

Apuleius

Ruden, Sarah (2013) The Golden Ass. Yale UP.

Aristophanes

Dunbar, N. (1995) Aristophanes: Birds. Clarendon Press.

 

Aristotle

Nussbaum, Martha Craven (1978) Aristotle’s De Motu Animalium. Princeton University Press.

Augustine

Hammond, Carolyn (2014) Augustine: Confessions. Books 1-8. Loeb Classical Library. Harvard University Press.

Ruden, Sarah (2017) Confessions. Modern Library.

Caesar

Gardner, Jane (1982) Caesar: The Conquest of Gaul. Penguin Classics. Penguin.

Callimachus

Harder, Annette (2012) Callimachus. Aetia (2 vols). Oxford University Press.

Rayor, Diane J. and Stanley Lombardo (1987) Callimachus; Hymns, Epigrams, Select Fragments. Johns Hopkins University Press.

Stephens, Susan A. (2015), The Hymns. Oxford University Press.

Catullus

Balmer, Josephine (2004) Catullus: Poems of Love and Hate. Bloodaxe.

Gale, Monica [forthcoming]

Kaveney, Roz [online versions]

Trimble, Gail [forthcoming]

Cicero

Fotheringham, Lynn (2013) Pro Milone, BICS supplements. Institute of Classical Studies.

Fantham, Elaine (2013) Cicero’s Pro L. Murena Oratio. American Philological Association texts and commentaries series. Oxford University Press.

Griffin, Miriam T. and E. Margaret Atkins (1991) Cicero. On Duties. Cambridge University Press, 1991

Demetrius

Innes, Doreen (1995) Demetrius: On Style, in Aristotle Poetics, Longinus On the Sublime, Demetrius on Style. Loeb Classical Library. Harvard University Press.

Epictetus

Carter, Elizabeth (1758) All the Works of Epictetus, Which are Now Extant. 

Euripides

Carons, Anne (fortcoming) Bakkhai.

Mossman, Judith (2011) Medea: Introduction, Translation and Commentary.  Aris & Phillips.

Parker, L.P.E. (2007) Alcestis. Oxford University Press.

Rayor, Diane J. (2013) Euripides’ Medea. Cambridge University Press.

Frontinus

McElwain, Mary B. (and Charles Bennett) (1925) Frontinus: Strategems, Aquaducts of Rome. Loeb Classical Library. Harvard University Press.

 

Herodotus

Barbour, Amy and Megan O. Drinkwater (2011 [1929]) Selections from Herodotus. University of Oklahoma Press. 

Purvis, Andrea L. (with Robert B. Strassler) (2009) The Landmark Herodotus: The Histories. Anchor.

Hesiod

Johnson, Kimberley (2017) Theogony and Works and Days. Northwestern.

Stallings, A.E. (2018) Works and Days. Penguin Classics.

Homer

Alexander, Caroline (2015) The Iliad. Vintage Classics.

Dacier, Anne (1699) Iliad and (1708) Odyssey.

Dué, Casey and Mary Ebbott (2010) Iliad 10 and the Poetics of Ambush: A Multitext Edition with Essays and Commentary. Harvard University Press.

Graziosi, Barbara and Johannes Haubold (2010) Iliad. Book VI. Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics. Cambridge University Press.

Jong, Irene De (2012) Iliad. Book XXII. Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics. Cambridge University Press.

Wilson, Emily (2017) The Odyssey. W.W. Norton & Company.

Homeric Hymns

Ruden, Sarah (2005) Homeric Hymns. Hackett.

Rayor, Diane J. (2014) The Homeric Hymns. University of California Press.

Horace

Gowers, Emily (2012) Satires. Book 1. Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics. Cambridge University Press.

Hubbard, Margaret (1991 [1989]) (with R.G.M. Nisbet) A Commentary on Horace: Odes I & II. Oxford University Press.

 

Juvenal

Braund, Susanna M. (1996) Satires. Book 1. Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics. Cambridge University Press.

Braund,  Susanna M. (2004) Juvenal and Persius. Loeb Classical Library. Harvard University Press.

Lucan

Braund, Susanna M. (2008) Lucan: Civil War. Oxford World’s Classics. Oxford University Press.

Braund, Susanna M. (2009) A Lucan Reader: Selections from Civil War. BC Latin Readers. Bolchazy-Carducci.

Fantham, Elaine (1992) De bello civili. Book II. Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics. Cambridge University Press.

Matthews, Monica (2008) Caesar and the Storm: A Commentary on Lucan, De Bello Civili, Book 5, lines 476-721. Peter Lang.

Wick, Claudia (2004) Marcus Annaeus Lucanus, Bellum Civile, liber IX. I: Einleitung, Text und Übersetzung; II: Kommentar. K.G. Saur.

Wilson Joyce, Jane (1994) Lucan: Pharsalia. Cornell University Press.

Lucian

Lightfoot, Jane L. (2003) On the Syrian Goddess. Oxford University Press.

Lucretius

Gee, Emma (forthcoming)

Hutchinson, Lucy (b. 1620 d. 1681) De Rerum Natura.

Piazzi, Lisa (2006) Lucrezio e i presocratici. Edizioni della Normale.

Stallings, A.E. (2007) Lucretius: The Nature of Things. Penguin Classics. Penguin.

Marcus Aurelius and Fronto

Richlin, Amy (2007) Marcus Aurelius in Love. University of Chicago Press.

Martial

McLean, Susan (2014) Selected Epigrams. Martial. University of Wisconsin Press.

Menander

Miller, Norma (2004) Menander: Plays and Fragments. Penguin Classics. Penguin.

Musonius Rufus

Lutz, Cora (2020; 1947) That One Should Disdain Hardships: The Teachings of a Roman Stoic. Yale University Press.

Ovid

Hejduk, Julia Dyson (2014) The Offense of Love. Ars Amatoria, Remedia Amoris and Tristia 2. University of Wisconsin Press.

Fantham, Elaine (1998) Fasti. Book IV. Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics. Cambridge University Press.

Ingleheart, Jennifer (2010) Tristia Book 2. Oxford University Press.

Myers, K. Sara (2009) Ovid Metamorphoses 14. Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics. Cambridge University Press.

Pollard, Clare (2013) Ovid’s Heroines. Bloodaxe.

Wiseman, Anne and Peter Wiseman (2013) Ovid: Fasti. Oxford World’s Classics. Oxford University Press.

Persius

Braund,  Susanna M. (2004) Juvenal and Persius. Loeb Classical Library. Harvard University Press.

Petronius

Ruden, Sarah (2000) Petronius: Satyricon. Hackett.

Plato

Levett, Jane (with M.F. Burnyeat) (1990) The Theaetetus of Plato. Hackett.

Murray, Penelope (1996) Plato on poetry: Ion; Republic 376e-398b9; Republic 595-608b10. Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics. Cambridge University Press.

 

[Plato]

Moore-Blunt, Jennifer (1985) Platonis Epistulae. Teubner.

Plautus

Richlin, Amy (2005) Rome and the Mysterious Orient: Three Plays by Plautus, translated with introductions and notes. University of California Press.

Pliny

Radice, Betty (2003) The Letters of the Younger Pliny. Penguin Classics. Penguin.

Proba

Hatch, Diane and Elizabeth Clark (1981), The Golden Bough, the Oaken Cross: The Virgilian Cento of Faltonia Betitia Proba. Scholars Press.

Schotennius Cullhed, Sigrid (2015), Proba the Prophet: The Christian Virgilian Cento of Faltonia Betitia Proba. Brill.

Sappho

Balmer, Josephine (1992) Sappho: Poems and Fragments. Bloodaxe.

Barnard, Mary (2000) Sappho: A New Translation. University of California Press.

Carson, Anne (2003) If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho. Virago.

Rayor, Diane (2014) Sappho: A New Translation of the Complete Works. Cambridge University Press.

Voigt, Eva-Maria (1971) Sappho et Alcaeus. Polak & van Gennep.

 

Seneca

Braund, Susanna (2011) Seneca: De Clementia. Oxford University Press.

Fantham, Elaine (1982) Seneca’s Troades: A literary introduction with text, translation, and commentary. Princeton University Press.

Fantham, Elaine (2010) Seneca: Selected Letters. Oxford World’s Classics. Oxford University Press.

Fantham, Elaine (2014) “On Tranquility” in Hardship and Happiness, Seneca Dialogues 1-2 and 6-12. Chicago.

Wilson, Emily (2010) Seneca: Six Tragedies. Oxford World’s Classics. Oxford University Press.

Solon

Noussia-Fantuzzi, Maria (2010) Solon the Athenian, the Poetic Fragments. Brill.

Sophocles

Carson, Anne (2012) Antigonick (Sophokles). Bloodaxe.

Easterling, Patricia E. (1982) Trachiniae. Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics. Cambridge University Press.

Rayor, Diane J. (2011) Sophocles’ Antigone. Cambridge University Press.

Wilson Joyce, Jane (2008) Statius, Thebaid: A Song of Thebes. Cornell University Press.

Wilson, Emily (forthcoming) Oedipus Tyrannos. Critical Edition and Translation. Norton.

Statius

Nagle, Betty Rose (2004) The Silvae of Statius. Translated with Notes and Introduction. Indiana University Press.

Suda/ Suidas

Adler, Ada (1928-38) Suidae Lexicon. Reprinted 1967-71, Stuttgart.

Suetonius

Edwards, Catherine (2008) Lives of the Caesars. Oxford World’s Classics. Oxford University Press.

Tacitus

Damon, Cynthia (2003) Tacitus: Histories Book I. Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics. Cambridge University Press.

Ash, Rhiannon (2007) Tacitus: Histories Book II. Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics. Cambridge University Press.

Thucydides

Hanink, Johanna (2019) How to Think about War: An Ancient Guide to Foreign Policy. Speeches from The History of the Peloponnesian War (selected and translated). Princeton University Press.

Virgil

Bartsch-Zimmer, Shadi (November 2020) Aeneid. Random House.

Lembke, Janet (2006) Virgil’s Georgics. Yale University Press.

Ottaviano, Silvia (2010) Bucolica in S. Ottaviano and G.B. Conte, Bucolica-Georgica. de Gruyter.

Ruden, Sarah (2008) The Aeneid. Vergil. Yale University Press.

Xenophon

Gray, Vivienne J. (2007) Xenophon on Government. Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics. Cambridge University Press.

Pomeroy, Sarah (1994) Xenophon, Oeconomicus: A social and historical commentary, with a new English translation. Clarendon Press.

Sourcebooks and Anthologies

Balmer, Josephine (1996) Classical Women Poets. Bloodaxe.

Cooley, Alison (2014) Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Sourcebook (2nd edn, with M.G.L. Cooley). Routledge.

Kennedy, Rebecca F., C. Sydnor Roy and Max L. Goldman (2013) Race and Ethnicity in the Classical World: An Anthology of Primary Sources in Translation. Hackett.

Lightfoot, Jane (2010) Hellenistic Collection. Loeb Classical Library. Harvard University Press.

Rayor, Diane J. (1991) Sappho’s Lyre: Archaic Lyric and Women Poets of Ancient Greece. University of California Press.