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Sophocles

Sophocles
The Complete Plays

by Sophocles,Paul Roche

  • Publisher : Signet Classic
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN : 9780451531537
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Collects the full texts of Sophocles' seven ancient Greek plays, including updated translations of "Oedipus the King," "Antigone," and "The Women of Trachis," as well as stage directions and prefaces to each play.

The Complete Plays of Sophocles

The Complete Plays of Sophocles
A Book

by Sophocles

  • Publisher : Bantam Classics
  • Release : 1982
  • Pages : 261
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Collects seven ancient Greek plays about mythological figures such as Oedipus, Antigone, Electra, and Ajax

Sophocles: Electra

Sophocles: Electra
A Book

by Sophocles

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1973-03-08
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN : 9780521097963
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this edition of Sophocles' Electra, one of the greatest tragedies in Greek or any literature, Mr Keels presents the play as a study in revenge, but in a subtle way whose meaning depends upon the continuous use of dramatic irony. He relates the confrontations of principle and character depicted to the social and political controversies of the period in which Sophocles was writing. The introduction describes the background to the play, explains some of the main features of Sophocles' style, and outlines an interpretation which is fully worked out in the detailed commentary. There are appendices on metre and the text. The edition is intended for use by senior school and undergraduate students, and all those concerned to read and appreciate the play in the original.

Sophocles' Antigone

Sophocles' Antigone
A Book

by Sophocles

  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN : 9780892366378
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A retelling of the Greek drama in which King Creon of Thebes refuses to allow the burial of his nephew, whom he has declared a traitor and whose sister, Antigone, is betrothed to Creon's son.

Sophocles

Sophocles
A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context

by Jacques Jouanna

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2018-08-14
  • Pages : 892
  • ISBN : 0691172072
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Here, for the first time in English, is celebrated French classicist Jacques Jouanna's magisterial account of the life and work of Sophocles. Exhaustive and authoritative, this acclaimed book combines biography and detailed studies of Sophocles' plays, all set in the rich context of classical Greek tragedy and the political, social, religious, and cultural world of Athens's greatest age, the fifth century. Sophocles was the commanding figure of his day. The author of Oedipus Rex and Antigone, he was not only the leading dramatist but also a distinguished politician, military commander, and religious figure. And yet the evidence about his life has, until now, been fragmentary. Reconstructing a lost literary world, Jouanna has finally assembled all the available information, culled from inscriptions, archaeological evidence, and later sources. He also offers a huge range of new interpretations, from his emphasis on the significance of Sophocles' political and military offices (previously often seen as honorary) to his analysis of Sophocles' plays in the mythic and literary context of fifth-century drama. Written for scholars, students, and general readers, this book will interest anyone who wants to know more about Greek drama in general and Sophocles in particular. With an extensive bibliography and useful summaries not only of Sophocles' extant plays but also, uniquely, of the fragments of plays that have been partially lost, it will be a standard reference in classical studies for years to come.

Sophocles' Antigone

Sophocles' Antigone
A New Translation

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2011-04-18
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1139497847
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sophocles' Antigone comes alive in this new translation that will be useful for academic study and stage production. Diane Rayor's accurate yet accessible translation reflects the play's inherent theatricality. She provides an analytical introduction and comprehensive notes, and the edition includes an essay by director Karen Libman. Antigone begins after Oedipus and Jocasta's sons have killed each other in battle over the kingship. The new king, Kreon, decrees that the brother who attacked with a foreign army remain unburied and promises death to anyone who defies him. The play centers on Antigone's refusal to obey Kreon's law and Kreon's refusal to allow her brother's burial. Each acts on principle colored by gender, personality and family history. Antigone poses a conflict between passionate characters whose extreme stances leave no room for compromise. The highly charged struggle between the individual and the state has powerful implications for ethical and political situations today.

Sophocles: Antigone

Sophocles: Antigone
A Book

by Sophocle,Sophocles

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1999-09-09
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN : 9780521337014
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A text of and commentary on Sophocles' tragedy Antigone.

Sophocles: Oedipus Tyrannus

Sophocles: Oedipus Tyrannus
A Book

by Jennifer R. March

  • Publisher : Aris and Phillips Classical Te
  • Release : 2020-12-18
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1789622549
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Oedipus Tyrannus by the great tragedian Sophocles is one of the most famous works of ancient Greek literature. The play has always been admired for the tight unity of its plot; every bit of every scene counts towards the dramatic effect. The action is concentrated into a single day in Oedipus' life; his heinous crimes of unwittingly killing his father and marrying his mother all lie long ago in the past, and now, in the action of this one day, there awaits for him only the discovery of the truth. Oedipus is portrayed as a noble king, deeply devoted to his people and they to him. Proud of his earlier defeat of the Sphinx, he is determined to save his city once again, and he unflinchingly pursues the truth of who he is and what he has done, unaware that it will bring him to disaster. The spectators, familiar with Oedipus' story, wait in horrified suspense for that terrible moment of realisation to arrive. And when it does, Oedipus survives it: he takes full responsibility for what he has done, accepts the grief and the pain, and carries on, remaining indomitable to the end. Sophocles gives no answer as to why Oedipus is made to suffer his tragic fate. He simply shows us how human life is; how even a great and good man can be brought to the utmost misery through no fault of his own. The gods may, for no apparent reason, deal out unbelievable suffering, but humankind can survive it. Jenny March's new facing-page translation brings alive the power and complexities of Sophocles' writing, with a substantial introduction and a detailed commentary.

Fabulae

Fabulae
A Book

by Sophocle,Sophocles,Sir Hugh Lloyd-Jones,N. G. Wilson,Formerly Regius Professor of Greek and Student Hugh Lloyd-Jones

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 1990-06-14
  • Pages : 431
  • ISBN : 9780198145776
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This new Oxford Classical Text of Sophocles is the product of many years of close collaboration between the two editors. Most of the major difficulties of text and interpretation have been discussed in graduate seminars held in Oxford. The evidence of the manuscript tradition has been carefully assessed, and the results of one important discovery have been exploited for the first time. It has also been possible to take account of many little-known or forgotten conjectures, mostly due to critics of the nineteenth century, and some of these have been adopted or given a place in the apparatus criticus. A number of other conjectures are correctly attributed for the first time, and in a few passages the editors have ventured to offer proposals of their own.

A Companion to Sophocles

A Companion to Sophocles
A Book

by Kirk Ormand

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2015-06-02
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN : 1119025532
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Companion to Sophocles presents the first comprehensive collection of essays in decades to address all aspects of the life, works, and critical reception of Sophocles. First collection of its kind to provide introductory essays to the fragments of his lost plays and to the remaining fragments of one satyr-play, the Ichneutae, in addition to each of his extant tragedies Features new essays on Sophoclean drama that go well beyond the current state of scholarship on Sophocles Presents readings that historicize Sophocles in relation to the social, cultural, and intellectual world of fifth century Athens Seeks to place later interpretations and adaptations of Sophocles in their historical context Includes essays dedicated to issues of gender and sexuality; significant moments in the history of interpreting Sophocles; and reception of Sophocles by both ancient and modern playwrights

Antigone

Antigone
A Book

by Sophocles

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 101
  • ISBN : 0195061675
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Disaster follows when Creon, King of Thebes, forbids Antigone to bury her brother whom he has declared a traitor

Sophocles II

Sophocles II
Ajax, The Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes, The Trackers

by Sophocles

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2013-04-19
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0226311562
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sophocles II contains the plays “Ajax,” translated by John Moore; “The Women of Trachis,” translated by Michael Jameson; “Electra,” translated by David Grene; “Philoctetes,” translated by David Grene; and “The Trackers,” translated by Mark Griffith. Sixty years ago, the University of Chicago Press undertook a momentous project: a new translation of the Greek tragedies that would be the ultimate resource for teachers, students, and readers. They succeeded. Under the expert management of eminent classicists David Grene and Richmond Lattimore, those translations combined accuracy, poetic immediacy, and clarity of presentation to render the surviving masterpieces of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides in an English so lively and compelling that they remain the standard translations. Today, Chicago is taking pains to ensure that our Greek tragedies remain the leading English-language versions throughout the twenty-first century. In this highly anticipated third edition, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. Most have carefully updated the translations to bring them even closer to the ancient Greek while retaining the vibrancy for which our English versions are famous. This edition also includes brand-new translations of Euripides’ Medea, The Children of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia among the Taurians, fragments of lost plays by Aeschylus, and the surviving portion of Sophocles’s satyr-drama The Trackers. New introductions for each play offer essential information about its first production, plot, and reception in antiquity and beyond. In addition, each volume includes an introduction to the life and work of its tragedian, as well as notes addressing textual uncertainties and a glossary of names and places mentioned in the plays. In addition to the new content, the volumes have been reorganized both within and between volumes to reflect the most up-to-date scholarship on the order in which the plays were originally written. The result is a set of handsome paperbacks destined to introduce new generations of readers to these foundational works of Western drama, art, and life.

Sophocles: Trachiniae

Sophocles: Trachiniae
A Book

by Sophocles

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1982-10-28
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 9780521287760
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Greek text with introduction and full commentary.

Recapturing Sophocles' Antigone

Recapturing Sophocles' Antigone
A Book

by William Blake Tyrrell,Larry J. Bennett

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release : 1998-08-13
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1461641845
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this book, Wm. Blake Tyrrell and Larry J. Bennett examine Sophocles' Antigone in the context of its setting in fifth-century Athens. The authors attempt to create an interpretive environment that is true to the issues and interests of fifth-century Athenians, as opposed to those of modern scholars and philosophers. As they contextualize the play in the dynamics of ancient Athens, the authors discuss the text of the Antigone in light of recent developments in the study of Greek antiquity and tragedy, and they turn to modern Greek rituals of lamentation for suggestive analogies. The result is a compelling book which opens new insights to the text, challenges the validity of old problems, and eases difficulties in its interpretation.

Sophocles: Philoctetes

Sophocles: Philoctetes
A Book

by Sophocles

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2013-09-12
  • Pages : 375
  • ISBN : 0521862779
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Accessible edition with commentary of this widely read but highly complex and challenging play. Provides help with morphology, grammar and syntax and interpretation of the text in its historical, social, cultural and intellectual contexts. The introduction also gives an account of its reception from antiquity to the present day.

Antigone

Antigone
A Book

by Sophocles

  • Publisher : Prestwick House Inc
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 1580493882
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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To make this quintessential Greek drama more accessible to the modern reader, this Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition? includes a glossary of difficult terms, a list of vocabulary words, and convenient sidebar notes. By providing these, it is our intention that readers will more fully enjoy the beauty, wisdom, and intent of the play.The curse placed on Oedipus lingers and haunts a younger generation in this new and brilliant translation of Sophocles? classic drama. The daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, Antigone is an unconventional heroine who pits her beliefs against the King of Thebes in a bloody test of wills that leaves few unharmed. Emotions fly as she challenges the king for the right to bury her own brother. Determined but doomed, Antigone shows her inner strength throughout the play. Antigone raises issues of law and morality that are just as relevant today as they were more than two thousand years ago. Whether this is your first reading or your twentieth, Antigone will move you as few pieces of literature can.

Sophocles, 2

Sophocles, 2
King Oedipus, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone

by Sophocles

  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 9780812216660
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Penn Greek Drama Series presents original literary translations of the entire corpus of classical Greek drama: tragedies, comedies, and satyr plays. It is the only contemporary series of all the surviving work of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander. This volume presents fresh versions of Sophocles's Theban plays, which include the most famous of the ancient Greek tragedies, King Oedipus. Sophocles reveals the history of Oedipus from the fulfillment of the oracle that foretold he would kill his father, outwit the Sphinx, marry his mother, and have a family, through his banishment and tortured death as a blind man and the attempted redemption of the family by his daughter, Antigone. Translations are by Jascha Kessler (King Oedipus), George Garrett (Oedipus at Colonus), and Kelly Cherry (Antigone).

Sophocles I

Sophocles I
Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus

by Sophocles

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2013-04-19
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0226311538
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sophocles I contains the plays “Antigone,” translated by Elizabeth Wyckoff; “Oedipus the King,” translated by David Grene; and “Oedipus at Colonus,” translated by Robert Fitzgerald. Sixty years ago, the University of Chicago Press undertook a momentous project: a new translation of the Greek tragedies that would be the ultimate resource for teachers, students, and readers. They succeeded. Under the expert management of eminent classicists David Grene and Richmond Lattimore, those translations combined accuracy, poetic immediacy, and clarity of presentation to render the surviving masterpieces of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides in an English so lively and compelling that they remain the standard translations. Today, Chicago is taking pains to ensure that our Greek tragedies remain the leading English-language versions throughout the twenty-first century. In this highly anticipated third edition, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. Most have carefully updated the translations to bring them even closer to the ancient Greek while retaining the vibrancy for which our English versions are famous. This edition also includes brand-new translations of Euripides’ Medea, The Children of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia among the Taurians, fragments of lost plays by Aeschylus, and the surviving portion of Sophocles’s satyr-drama The Trackers. New introductions for each play offer essential information about its first production, plot, and reception in antiquity and beyond. In addition, each volume includes an introduction to the life and work of its tragedian, as well as notes addressing textual uncertainties and a glossary of names and places mentioned in the plays. In addition to the new content, the volumes have been reorganized both within and between volumes to reflect the most up-to-date scholarship on the order in which the plays were originally written. The result is a set of handsome paperbacks destined to introduce new generations of readers to these foundational works of Western drama, art, and life.

Sophocles: Antigone

Sophocles: Antigone
A Book

by Douglas Cairns

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2016-08-25
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1472512146
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Antigone is Sophocles' masterpiece, a seminal influence on a wide range of theatrical, literary, and intellectual traditions. This volume sets the play in the contexts of its mythical background, its performance, its relation to contemporary culture and thought, and its rich reception history. But its main aim is to encourage first-hand engagement with the complexities of interpretation that make the play so enduringly thought-provoking and rewarding. Though Creon's actions prove disastrous and Antigone's are vindicated, the Antigone is no simple study in the excesses of tyranny or the virtues of heroic resistance, but a more nuanced exploration of conflicting views of right and wrong and of the conditions that constrain human beings' efforts to control their destinies and secure their happiness. The book's chapters consider the extent of the original audience's acquaintance with earlier versions of the legends of Antigone's family, the structure of the plot as it unfolds in theatrical performance, the presentation of the characters and the motivations that drive them, the major political, social, and ethical themes that the play raises, and the resonance of those themes in the ways that the play has been interpreted, adapted, performed, and appropriated in later periods.

Sophocles

Sophocles
The Theban Plays

by Sophocles

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-07-04
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1135505330
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Linked by their common setting in Thebes, Antigone, Oedipus the King, and Oedipus at Colonus stand at the fountainhead of world drama. This volume presents a new, and accurate yet poetic and playable translation by playwright Don Taylor, who has also directed plays for a BBC-TV production.