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A text of and commentary on Sophocles' tragedy Antigone.

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Genre Book : Drama
Author Book : Sophocle
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Book : 1999-09-09
Download Book : 366 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0521337011


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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.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Jacques Jouanna
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release Book : 2018-08-14
Download Book : 892 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780691172071


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Genre Book : Mythology, Greek
Author Book : Sophocles
Publisher :
Release Book : 1871
Download Book : Pages
ISBN-10 : OXFORD:N12136982


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Sophocles with Aeschylus and Euripides, was one of the three great tragic poets of Athens, and is considered one of the world's greatest poets. The subjects of his plays were drawn from mythology and legend. Each play contains at least one heroic figure, a character whose strength, courage, or intelligence exceeds the human norm - but who also has more than ordinary pride and self-assurance. These qualities combine to lead to a tragic end. -- Jacket.

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Genre Book : Drama
Author Book : Euripides
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release Book : 1994
Download Book : 434 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0674995325


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Detailed notes accompany modern translations of the stories of Oedipus, a king who is unable to escape his tragic fate and ends his days in exile

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Genre Book : Drama
Author Book : Sophocles
Publisher : Penguin
Release Book : 1984
Download Book : 430 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0140444254


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A revised edition of the bestselling commentary on this most important of ancient plays.

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Genre Book : Drama
Author Book : Sophocles
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Book : 2006-07-27
Download Book : 214 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780521851770


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Includes the plays Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone, collectively known as the Theban plays. Starting with Oedipus the King and ending with the ultimate sacrifice of Antigone, his daughter the plays follow the trials of a family cursed by the edict of an oracle that "you will kill your father and marry with your mother". From the fourth century BC - when Aristotle took Oedipus the King as his model tragedy, the influence of Sophocles' great plays has been assured. These three great tragedies have a relevance and immediacy as metaphors for some of the most fundamentally held beliefs and values in our culture.This volume contains the Theban plays - widely studied in schools and universities. Translated and with an introduction and notes from Don Taylor - the playwright who directed these plays for BBC TV

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Genre Book : Drama
Author Book : Sophocles
Publisher : Methuen Drama
Release Book : 1986
Download Book : 200 Pages
ISBN-10 : UCSC:32106008792308


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Genre Book : Mythology, Greek, in literature
Author Book : Lewis Campbell
Publisher :
Release Book : 1880
Download Book : 157 Pages
ISBN-10 : NWU:35556025341397


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Sophocles' Electra is a riveting play with a long and varied reception. Its nuanced treatment of matricidal revenge with all the questions it raises; its compelling depictions of the idealistic, long -grieving, rebellious Electra; her compliant sister; her brother; and her mother; and its superb poetry have all contributed to making this one of Sophocles' most admired plays, as have the moral issues it raises and its political reverberations. In recent decades it has been repeatedly translated, adapted, and produced, sometimes on its own, sometimes in combination with selections from Aeschylus' Libation Bearers and (more often) Euripides' Electra. While the play certainly stands on its own in any language, reading it in the original Greek adds immense value. A commentary on the Greek text would enrich its reading by elucidating the words and world of the ancient language for those who are reading it more than twenty- five hundred years after the play was written. Such a commentary would also contribute to our understanding of other ancient Greek texts, not necessarily because they use the same words in the same way, but by providing information for contrast, comparison, and clarification. This commentary includes an introduction, text and notes, an abbreviations list, a stylistic & metrical terminology list, an appendix of recurrent words, and, a list of irregular verbs and their principal parts.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Hanna M. Roisman
Publisher : Oxf Greek Latin College Commen
Release Book : 2020-02-06
Download Book : 264 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780190053598


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Release Book : 1871
Download Book : 495 Pages
ISBN-10 : RMS:RMS5LDP2000031638$$$N