This vibrant new translation comes from the prolific pen of Ian Johnston. Born in Chile in 1938, educated in England and Canada, Johnston graduated from McGill with a BSc in Chemistry and Geology, from Bristol with a BA in English and Greek, and from Toronto with an MA in English. He taught for many years in the British Columbia post-secondary system: at the University of British Columbia, the College of New Caledonia (in Prince George), and at Malaspina University-College (in Nanaimo). He is now retired and lives in Nanaimo, British Columbia, where his main preoccupation is maintaining and adding to his internet collection of lectures, essays, and translations. He has translated many key texts from Ancient Greece – poems, plays, philosophy – but also translates from German.