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Tony Kline lives in England. He graduated in Mathematics from the University of Manchester, and was Chief Information Officer (Systems Director) of a large UK Company, before dedicating himself to his literary work and interests. He was born in 1947. His work consists of translations of poetry; critical works, biographical history with poetry as a central theme; and his own original poetry. He has translated into English from Latin, Ancient Greek, Classical Chinese and the European languages.  He also maintains a deep interest in developments in Mathematics and the Sciences.

        He continues to write predominantly for the Internet, making all works available in download format, with an added focus on the rapidly developing area of electronic books. His most extensive works are complete translations of Ovid's Metamorphoses and Dante's Divine Comedy, both published electronically, with a comprehensive in-depth index fully hyper-linked to the text. These have also been published in printed book form by Borders Classics.

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The Selected Poems of Sappho

By: Sappho; George Theodoridis, Translator

A selection of poetry by Sappho.

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Lines of Love, Wine and Song : The Muses at Work: The Muses at Work

By: Various; George Theodoridis, Translator

A selection of poetry by Anacreon and others.

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Women of Trachis

By: Sophocles; George Theodoridis, Translator

Tells the story of the death of Heracles by his wife.

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Philoctetes

By: Sophocles; George Theodoridis, Translator

Philoctetes is a play by Sophocles. The play was written during the Peloponnesian War. It was first performed at the Festival of Dionysus in 409 BC, where it won first prize. The story takes place during the Trojan War (after the majority of the events of the Iliad, and before the Trojan Horse). It describes the attempt by Neoptolemus and Odysseus to bring the disabled Philoctetes with them to Troy.

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Oedipus at Colonus

By: Sophocles; George Theodoridis, Translator

The final drama of King Oedipus.

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Oedipus Rex

By: Sophocles; George Theodoridis, Translator

The drama and tragedy of King Oedipus.

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Elektra

By: Sophocles; George Theodoridis, Translator

Set in the city of Argos a few years after the Trojan war, it is based around the character of Electra, and the vengeance that she and her brother Orestes take on their mother Clytemnestra and step father Aegisthus for the murder of their father, Agamemnon.

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Antigone

By: Sophocles; George Theodoridis, Translator

A masterpiece of Greek Tragedy, concerning the conflict between public and private morality.

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Ajax

By: Sophocles; George Theodoridis, Translator

It chronicles the fate of the warrior Ajax after the events of the Iliad, but before the end of the Trojan War.

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The Trojan Women

By: Euripides; George Theodoridis, Translator

Produced during the Peloponnesian War, it is often considered a commentary on the capture of the Aegean island of Melos and the subsequent slaughter and subjugation of its populace by the Athenians earlier in 415 BC, the same year the play was produced.

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Suppliant Women

By: Euripides; George Theodoridis, Translator

The aftermath of the War of the Seven Against Thebes.

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Rhesus

By: Euripides; George Theodoridis, Translator

Rhesus takes place during the Trojan War, on the night when Odysseus and Diomedes sneak into the Trojan camp and kill Rhesus, instead of Hector, by orders of Athena.

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The Phoenician Women

By: Euripides; George Theodoridis, Translator

The Phoenician Women is a tragedy by Euripides. The title refers to the Greek chorus, which is composed of Phoenician women on their way to Delphi who are trapped in Thebes by the war. The chorus represents the innocent and neutral people that very often are found in the middle of war situations. Patriotism is a significant theme in the story, as Polynices talks a great deal about his love for the city of Thebes but has brought an army to destroy it; Creon is also force...

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Orestes

By: Euripides; George Theodoridis, Translator

Orestes is an Ancient Greek play by Euripides that follows the events of Orestes after he had murdered his mother.

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Medea

By: Euripides; George Theodoridis, Translator

Medea is an ancient Greek tragedy written by Euripides, based upon the myth of Jason and Medea and first produced in 431 BC. The plot centers on the barbarian protagonist as she finds her position in the Greek world threatened, and the revenge she takes against her husband Jason who has betrayed her for another woman.

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Iphigenia in Tauris

By: Euripides; George Theodoridis, Translator

The priestess of Artemis.

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Iphigenia in Aulis

By: Euripides; George Theodoridis, Translator

A prelude to the Trojan War.

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Ion

By: Euripides; George Theodoridis, Translator

A Satyr Play.

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Hippolytus

By: Euripides; George Theodoridis, Translator

Hippolytos Stephanophoros "Hippolytus who wears a crown", is a reference to the crown of garlands Hippolytus wears as a worshiper of Artemis. In this version of Hippolytus, his stepmother Phaedra fights her sexual appetites for her stepson, only to hang herself and blame Hippolytus. The surviving play offers a much more even-handed and psychologically complex treatment of the characters than is commonly found in traditional retelling of myths.

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Herakles

By: Euripides; George Theodoridis, Translator

While Herakles is in the underworld obtaining Cerberus for one of his labours, his father Amphitryon, wife Megara, and children are sentenced to death in Thebes by Lycus. Herakles arrives in time to save them, though the goddesses Iris and Madness (personified) cause him to kill his wife and children in a frenzy.

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